What

Playhouse delivers educational, inspirational, extremely entertaining theatre to over 450 schools across New Zealand and Australia. Each year we write the plays, prepare the actors, make the costumes and set and tour our troupe around the country so that you can have fantastic theatre in your own environment. As well as the performances, we also provide a teaching resource so that schools can easily incorporate the play into their lessons.

Why

Our ‘raison dêtre’

Our formula is to bring the best actors and creative forces in Australia and New Zealand together to create a play that is funny, educational and inspiring – and many schools have told us our shows are the best theatre experience their students have had.  To do this we rely on your support. So if you haven’t had us visit yet – why not drop us a line?

Where

Location, location, location!

basic mapYou can find us all across NZ (we do two loops of the country) and also in the Australian states of Victoria and Tasmania. We have historically toured annually from Perth to Brisbane, but it's a lot of driving so we're going to stick around just Victoria and Tasmania for a while!

Founded in Christchurch New Zealand, NZ Playhouse began touring New Zealand in 2009, then expanded into Australia in 2012.

Current touring schedule Next year's plan

What a fantastic presentation! the students were laughing and enjoying themselves the entire time; even those who thought that they were going to be bored! I don’t even think they realised that they were learning as they watched. Thank you so much for the great experience. 

- Melbourne, Australia

We love NZ Playhouse performing at our school! This is the 2nd time we have had a performance and have LOVED both times! Staff and students really enjoyed the performance, the actors/actresses were so friendly and answered a myriad of question after question with delight. Thank you so much for the enjoyable performance! We will definitely book in for next year!

- Melbourne, Australia