The Hawkins Youth Theatre Company was formed in February 2012 and has had great success.

Our productions:

2012 - Albert Lamorisse's The Red Balloon

2013 - Abigail Docherty's One Thousand Paper Cranes. 

2014 - The Cohort Hotel, which was written by one of our very own Company members! 

2015 - 'How the Kiwibird Lost Its' Wings' which was based on the Maori myth. This was a collaborated with our senior citizens and our junior theatre group to create an original show 

Later in 2015 the intermediate & senior youth theatre group performed in David McPhail's 'Grimm Stories' which provided a kiwi spin on some classic fairy tales.

2016 Junior class brought 'Moa's Arch' to life while the Intermediates and Seniors performed our very first devised show call 'Memories That Time Forgot' directed by Ahi Karunaharan and Te-One Matthews.

2017 the juniors performed Dr Seuss's 'The Lorax' while the intermediates and seniors performed 'Wide Awake' by New Zealander Mike Hudson which won 'Plays For The Young 2014' in the 8-12 year old category.

We look forward to what 2018 will bring!!!

Hawkins Youth Theatre Company ' raises youth theatre to a whole new level' according to theatreview reviewers.

The aim of the Hawkins Youth Theatre Company is to create a space for local youth to meet and gain exposure to theatre, whilst developing new skills in a variety of performing arts disciplines, with an aim of building confidence and providing a platform for the expression of creativity.

Our workshops cover a wide range of performing arts skills with 2018 classes being held at Hawkins Theatre* every Monday and Wednesday for 60 minutes


Click Hawkins Youth Theatre Company 2018 Brochure pdf.pdf to download our 2018 Youth Theatre Company Brochure.

The Hawkins Youth Theatre company is open to all 8 to 18 year olds, and consist of three groups which are dependent on what year they are in  at school:-

Juniors (School year 4 - 6)

Intermediate (School year 7 & 8)

Seniors (School year 9 - 13)

 Fees are $100 per school term or $350 per year.


• Participation in weekly classes extends performing arts skills

• Builds confidence and self esteem

• Helps create new friendships with other local youth

• Provides a safe space to express creativity and collaborate with others


2018 Term Timetable
Mondays and Wednesdays
Junior Classes - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Intermediate Classes - 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Senior Classes - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Term One
30 Jan - 13 Apr 2018

Term Two

30 Apr - 06 Jul 2018 

Term Three
23 Jul - 28 Sep 2018

Term Four
15 Oct - 12 Dec 2018

*Some workshops may be held at an alternative Papakura venue when the theatre is in use.