Experience New Zealand culture

Throughout the course, from pre-production to post-production, you will experience New Zealand’s ecology, culture and theatre. You will:

  • Explore Auckland and nearby regions 
  • Visit the newly-built ASB Waterfront Theatre, home of the Auckland Theatre Company, including a backstage tour
  • Participate in a kapa-haka* class 
  • Experience the rehearsal process of a leading pan-Pacific theatre group
    Attend a rehearsal and a performance of the University’s Summer Shakespeare production

*Kapa haka is both an ancient and living art form. Modern kapa haka incorporates traditional and contemporary Māori performing arts, combining, song, dance, action, expression and posture to make a single whole. The combination of these make it a unique indigenous dance form.