Encore brings together a collective of young, enthusiastic performers who take the fun from rehearsal to the stage.

Encore creates a visual spectacular for audiences of all ages to enjoy.

Encore discovers, inspires and showcases unique young talent.

Encore produces theatre experiences featuring young people—on and off the stage.

How we work

Until now, our weekly Musical Theatre classes were only available to cast members. For Term 1 of 2022, we have decided to offer a new opportunity for young performers to join Encore.

Our classes are designed to improve and develop the skill and technique of young performers, introducing them to musical theatre and preparing them for future productions. Our Term 1 Musical Theatre Troupe is a 10 week programme, finishing with an end of Term showcase.

Enrolments are now closed.
Who can enrol for Musical Theatre Troupe?
All young people from Year 4 to Year 10 can enrol for our Term 1 Musical Theatre Troupe and will be accepted on a first come, first served basis until their age group reaches capacity. You don’t have to be a previous Encore cast member to enrol and auditions are not required.
When and where are the Musical Theatre classes?
Classes run on Tuesday evenings during Term 1, starting on the 8th of February until the showcase on the 12th of April. We have two classes that are split by age:
Level 1: Years 4-6 (6:30pm-7:45pm)
Level 2: Years 7-10 (7:45pm-9:00pm)
Classes are held in Remuera.
How many people will be in the class?
Up to 40 students.
What will the students do each week?
Students will explore a range of musical theatre songs, working on 3 or 4 numbers from different musicals to perform in the Showcase. Students will work on a range of movement, vocal and dramatic techniques, whilst making new friends in a supportive and fun environment.
What payment is involved?
The fee in $220 per student

Stage School is Encore’s 5 day holiday programme for school students that runs most school holidays.

Join the Encore Theatre Collective for a week of musical theatre fun! Together, we will rehearse and perform a well known musical in just a week. Five days of theatrical workshops and masterclasses, leading up to an evening performance on the final day.

Click below for more information about our Winter Stage School production of 'Disney's Aladdin Kids'.
More Info
Who can enrol in Stage School?
We have two programmes; Junior & Senior. Our Senior programme usually only runs during the Summer holidays.
Junior Programme: Years 2-9
Senior Programme: Years 9+
No experience is necessary.
How many people will be in the programme?
We will take a maximum of 50 participants.
Where is Stage School?
Our July Winter Stage School will be at Sacred Heart College, Glendowie.
What is the schedule?
Our Winter Stage School is the week of July 8th-12th.
Monday-Thursday: 9am-5pm, Friday: 9am-7:30pm
Do you write your own musical?
No. We perform 30-60 minute licensed adaptations of professional Broadway shows. 'Disney's Alice in Wonderland Jr' is a 60 minute show.

Every year we produce high quality full-scale musical productions for young emerging and aspiring theatre artists.

Everyone must audition to be part of one of our productions. Although these productions vary in size, we usually accept applications from anyone aged 9+, with around 100 performers joining the cast.

2024 production sign up is coming soon.
Whats coming up this year?
Our 5th Birthday Party production will be in June. Auditions and more information is coming soon.
Where are the productions?
At professional venues in central Auckland.
Where and when are the rehearsals?
Rehearsals are in Remuera. All cast members rehearse on Saturdays. Lead cast also rehearse on Thursday evenings. Closer to the production, we rehearse on Sundays too.
Who will I rehearse with?
For our large cast shows, cast members are broken into three groups based on school year level; Junior Ensemble (Year 4, 5 & 6), Intermediate Ensemble (Year 7, 8 & 9) and Senior Ensemble (Year 10+).
Is their payment involved?
As we are an educational programme, successful applicants are required to pay a production fee.


The Encore team are passionate about sharing their love of musical theatre with as many young people as possible. We have a range of workshops available to bring into your school, whether this is assistance in your own school production, or just a taste of musical theatre for your students. We would be happy to tailor something to suit your needs. Please get in touch if this interests you! hello@encoretheatre.co


Our students have been performance acts for a number of events, galas and festivals as we are often approached to put together small or large groups.

It’s important to us that we provide a range of experiences and opportunities for our young people. Please get in touch if you think we’re a good match for you! hello@encoretheatre.co