Ngā Toi o Heaton

The Arts at Heaton

Nau mai, haere mai. Welcome to our Heaton Arts Site where you can find all information about the Arts at Heaton. This includes kapahaka, visual arts and all performing arts and cultural groups. Please click on the links and it will take you to the pages you need. Other Arts opportunities will be added to this page

Heaton Talent Quest

Here is the link to the doc you need to find out your times for the talent quest. Please make sure that you are able to come at the allocated time. If you can not you need to see Emily and Leah from Room 4 in the LRC at Monday Interval.

Please be ready early as we need to keep to time.

Thanks Emily and Leah.

Search for Kiwi kids to

play von Trapp children

Hundreds of Kiwi kids are expected to apply to become Captain von Trapp’s children in the upcoming nationwide tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC.

Producers today announce that auditions will be held in Christchurch on Saturday 20 May at the Isaac Theatre Royal for a tour that will take in 20 cities in September and October this year.


They are looking for two teams of children to play the youngest six von Trapp children: Gretl, Marta, Brigitta, Kurt, Louisa and Friedrich.

The children will be paid for their roles as it is a fully professional production, produced by Ben McDonald Ltd, and under the direction of former Shortland St star Geraldine Brophy.

Children must be at least 10 years of age, and be able to sing, dance and act. Boys must have unbroken voices to able to sing in the required vocal range and can be of any nationality or ethnicity.


Place: Gloucester Room at the Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch

Date: Saturday 20th May

Apply for your audition time by emailing:

Recall Auditions for some children: From 3pm to be advised via email after the initial audition.

What to Wear: Comfortable clothes and shoes that you can move in. No stage make-up required.

Auditions for 2017 Representative Groups

Christchurch Music Festival

Great musicians need to be part of this!

Applications for individual singers and instrumentalists to audition for one of the Festival’s Representative Groups – Junior or Senior Choir, Concert Band, Orchestra – are now open. This is the opportunity for singers and instrumentalists to achieve at the highest level of performance and to excel in their chosen area of artistic endeavour.

Please help us make sure that your talented singers and instrumentalists put in an application. As a trial this year, we have removed the requirement for a school code so that there are minimal barriers to pupils taking part.

It really is very simple. Just direct applicants to the festival website where all the information and application form is available. There is information on the website that will answer every question of a parent or potential participant.

Audition applications close on the last day of Term 1 April 13th

Kindest regards

The Festival Team

Info on SMP for Primary Schools.pdf

Kākano Mano - Leadership Positions in the Arts for 2017

If you are a Year 8 Student and would like to have a leadership role in the Arts this year then please read the following

We are looking for Year 8 students to form the 2017 Kākano Mano Cultural Leadership Team and require two students for all the areas listed below.

International Cultural Leaders

Performing Arts Leaders

Visual Arts Leaders

Kapa Haka Leaders

Music Leaders

Please click on the link, read the document and fill out the application form.

All applications need to be in by Wednesday 29th March.



MONDAY 20TH 9:15AM -10:45AM



If you would like to go on this trip please fill out the form below by the end of Thursday 16th March.

Screen Acting for Young Teens 5 Day Intensive

We still have space in our Professional-Level Screen Acting for Young Teens 5 day intensive with Miranda Harcourt this April holidays!

Every year we offer young teens the opportunity to work with some of NZ’s best acting professionals for a week in Wellington.

Miranda was the acting coach on the Oscar nominated film LION and her extraordinary work is evident in the performance of the little 5 year old Sunny Pawar in this film. She has also recently co-directed her own film The Changeover which is being released later this year. Erana James, who play the lead role in this film, has been a participant in our teen acting classes for the past 3 years and it is the work she has done with Miranda which prepared her for the auditions and success in being cast in this wonderful film.

This course is unique to anything else in NZ and the teens who have attended in the past have commented on it being life changing in many cases.

Please pass this onto any teen who you think would benefit from working with the great team of professionals we have here during this week.

Here’s the link to the web page with a video and course info.

Please feel free to get in touch if you would like to know more,

A chance to sing with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra please see all the details in the attached brochure entries must be in 1st March 2017.

Your chance to sing with The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra (1).docx

Welcome back to 2017. Didn't the holidays go fast! We hope you are refreshed and ready to start our creative journey his year in Performing Arts at Heaton. This blog has been set up so you can easily access all the activities and events that are on at Heaton, this year, in the Performing Arts. We have a number of great things planned, so keep coming back and checking the blog. We are looking forward to getting into the year ahead. Just to get you thinking here is a short clip on creativity.

Here is an opportunity to be a part of the What now audience. Have a look at the flyer below.

Invitation Schools.pdf