Useful Links



Auckland Live

Auckland Theatre Company

Basement Theatre

Silo Theatre



Centrepoint Theatre


BATS Theatre

Circa Theatre


The Court Theatre




Indian Ink Theatre Company

Massive Company

Oryza Foundation

Plumb Productions

Proudly Asian Theatre

Red Leap Theatre


Tadpole Productions

Tim Bray Productions


Calico Young People’s Theatre


Red Scare Theatre Company

Taki Rua Productions

Tawata Productions

Tikapa Productions


Free Theatre


Prospect Park


Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts

Arts Festival Dunedin

Auckland Arts Festival

Auckland Fringe Festival

Bay of Islands Arts Festival

Christchurch Arts Festival

Dunedin Fringe Festival

Festival Of Colour

Hamilton Arts Festival

Hawkes Bay Arts Festival

Nelson Arts Festival

Nelson Fringe Festival

Southland Arts Festival 

TAHI Festival

Taranaki Arts Festival

Tauranga Festival of the Arts

New Zealand Fringe Festival



Arts Access Aotearoa

A national organisation working to increase artistic opportunities for disabled people, disconnected youth, senior citizens, mental health service users, prisoners, disadvantaged migrants and refugees.

Arts on Tour NZ

A touring agency to rural and more remote centres of New Zealand providing an annual programme of professional performing arts.

Copyright Licensing NZ

Clear, comprehensive and user-friendly copyright information for all New Zealanders, including copyright creators, owners and consumers.

Creative New Zealand

The national agency for the development of the arts in New Zealand.


Information and networks relating to dance and choreography in New Zealand.


A one-stop shop for New Zealand arts and culture events.

Magdalena Aotearoa

A network for women performance artists in New Zealand.

Musical Theatre New Zealand

The umbrella group for community groups associated with Musical Theatre.

Read NZ Te Pou Muramura

Championing the lifelong engagement of New Zealanders in reading, and to lead the promotion and nurturing of NZ writers, writing and books. Formerly NZ Book Council.

New Zealand on Screen

Access to the wealth of television, film, music video and new media produced in NZ, along with extensive background information.

The New Zealand Society of Authors

Supporting and representing the interests of New Zealand’s writers and the communities they serve.

Theatre Archives New Zealand

Promoting the preservation of theatre records and archives.

Theatre New Zealand

A national link between people who are interested in community theatre.

New Zealand Writers' Guild

Representing the interests of writers in the fields of film, television, theatre, radio, comics and new media.


The Big Idea

The NZ arts industry hub.

Drama New Zealand

An association for teachers, youth theatre and theatre-in-education practitioners from early childhood to tertiary.

The Pantograph Punch

Celebrating arts,culture and writing that makes you think and feel.

The Play Press

Jean Betts’ publishing company specialising in New Zealand plays.

The Play Bureau

Mail order theatre bookstore for international plays and licensing.

Radio NZ Drama

The best of New Zealand and international drama for your listening pleasure.


Championing the music of Aotearoa by collecting and curating resources, connecting them with audiences and collaborating with partners towards shared goals.

Theatre Aotearoa

New Zealand Theatre database.

Theatre Archives NZ

Theatre Archives NZ supports theatre groups in the management and preservation of their archives.


Auckland Theatre reviews and theatreblog.


The national repository for theatre reviews and on-line discussion.



The Actors Program

Training professional practitioners for stage and screen.

The Creative Hub

Provides a variety of writing courses, taught by some of New Zealand’s leading writers and teachers of writing.


The National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Arts is dedicated to excellence in music theatre training.

Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School

The National drama school and NZ's foremost training establishment for the dramatic arts. Toi Whakaari’s vision is to lead in the training of actors, directors, technicians and designers in performing arts – nationally and internationally.


New Zealand’s largest performing and screen arts school.

Whitireia Performing Arts

Tertiary and community courses in dance and drama.

Whitireia Publishing course

New Zealand’s top training course for publishing.








International Centre for Women Playwrights

Supporting women playwrights worldwide and providing a range of resources, links and opportunities.

Australian Plays Transform

Supporting the development and promotion of new Australian writing for performance.

Playwrights' Studio, Scotland

Scotland's only arts organisation exclusively dedicated to the long-term support, development and promotion of Scotland's playwrights.

Writers Guild of Canada

An organisation supporting and representing professional writers in Canada.