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What's Coming Up in our OnStage children's musical theatre programme

NYTC Presents Cats

We're now counting down to our first performance of Cats!

NYTC runs two OnStage training programmes each year, both ending with full-scale performances at the Aotea Centre. Cats and Shrek are our two programmes for 2018.

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See details of our performances for schools.

OnStage Important Dates

Cats 2018

Orientation 10 February
1st Rehearsal 11 February
Group rehearsals each Sunday as scheduled.
Lead rehearsals scheduled on Thursday evenings.
First Round 24 February
Callbacks 25 February
Final Round 13 & 15 March
Callbacks 18 March
Lead Camp
Camp Adair, Hunua 6 - 8 April
Aotea Centre, ASB Theatre, Auckland CBD 21 - 23 June

The all-access training programme where anyone can perform in professional theatre!

NYTC's OnStage is an all-access training programme for children and young adults aged between 7 - 21. You don't need to audition to be part of the chorus, and lead roles are auditioned from within the cast. Rehearsals are broken up through the day by age group, and all of the skills you need to participate in the show are taught by our experienced tutors. Rehearsals will be mostly Sunday afternoons, with lead rehearsals on Thursday evenings.

We run special performances for schools at a heavily discounted educational rate. If your school is interested in attending please get in touch. For examples of our educational packs please visit our Education Centre.

OnStage Course Fees

Registration Fee Includes show pack of t-shirt, souvenir programme, & full cast photo
$430.00 incl GST

There is an additional cost of approximately $150 for our lead camp weekend. Lead camp is for older cast and those younger cast selected as leads

Watch The Show

Public tickets for our production of Cats will be on sale from Ticketmaster closer to show time.

OnStage FAQs


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Student Instructors:

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Performance Week:

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