Welcome to the Performing Arts Noticeboard

Here you can find everything you need to know about the performing arts at Marsden. 

Sarah Wilson, Director of Performing Arts

Contact me if you have any queries or interesting performing arts stories to share.


04 476 8707 ext 844

Performing Arts Handbook
Check out all the activities on offer at Marsden in this Performing Arts Handbook 2023

Registration for Performing Arts Activities
Year 7 and 8 debating: Register here to learn some debating skills and do some in-school debates.
Upcoming Events
FAME - by Porirua Little Theatre
Come and support Georgia Burley in the lead role of Carmen. Georgia has been involving herself in performing arts since...
2023 School Production
The cast list will be finalised at the start of term and rehearsals begin on Thursday 9 February. More info to come soon!
Private Music Tuition
For information on Private Music Tuition see https://www.marsden.school.nz/i-site/private-music-tuition/...
Competitions to enter
Every year the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival includes a range of competitions, sich as video card and poster making, costume design, music composition...
Speech and Drama
For information on Speech and Drama see https://www.marsden.school.nz/i-site/speech-and-drama/...
Student Success
Our students do amazing things - see below for details! If you have a story to share, please email sarah.wilson@marsden.school.nz

Jennifer Evans Dance Academy
Learn to Dance – The Jennifer Evans Dance Academy is located in the Rua Chandler Studio at Marsden. Check out her website...
Inspirational Alumni in the Arts
Check out these talented Marsden Old Girls in the performing...
Technical Production
Not every student wants to be centre stage. Check out our technical production opportunities here: https://www.marsden.school.nz/year-7-13/co-curricular/technical-production/...
Awards Evening
Our Awards Evening recognises the achievements of our students.
Information on the awards can be found here...
School Production
Every alternate year, Marsden stages a junior or senior musical production. We encourage our girls to join the School Production. Performing as a team...
Miranda Harcourt's Acting Tips
Old Girl Miranda Harcourt is a world renowned acting coach and here are some tips she has shared on developing your own acting skills.

Number 1:...
Learn an Accent
Sarah Valentine is an amazing accent coach based in Auckland. Her online courses are lots of fun and it's a great skill to have if you love acting, or...
Rātā Studios
Click here for lots of great performing arts opportunities at Rātā Studios
New Zealand Drama School
Toi Whakaari offers courses in the following areas

Performing Arts Management
Bachelor of Design - Stage and Screen
NZ Diploma in...
New Zealand School of Music
Click here to learn more about studying at the New Zealand School of Music.
New Zealand School of Dance
Click here for information about the New Zealand School of Dance
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