The Hawkins Youth Theatre Company was formed in February 2012 and has had great success in it's first four years. Its first annual production was Albert Lamorisse's The Red Balloon, which opened in October 2012. In 2013, the Company wowed audiences with Abigail Docherty's One Thousand Paper Cranes. Then in 2014 the Company once again had a huge success with The Cohort Hotel, which was written by one of our very own Company members! In 2015 the company collaborated with senior citizens and its junior theatre group to create the original show 'How the Kiwibird Lost Its' Wings' based on the Maori myth.

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. The Hawkins Youth Theatre Company is looking forward to 2016 and the exciting opportunities it has in store.

The 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.

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 classes being held at Hawkins Theatre* every Wednesday for 60 minutes


Click here to download our 2017 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 (Years 4 -6)

Intermediate (Years 7 & 8)

Seniors (Years 9 - 13)

 Fees are $90 per school term or $300 per year.


• Participate in weekly classes to extend your performing arts skills

• Build confidence and self esteem

• Create new friendships with other local youth

• Have a safe space to express your creativity and collaborate with others


2017 Term Timetable
Every Wednesday
Junior Classes - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Intermediate Classes - 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Senior Classes - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Term One
01 Feb - 12 Apr

Term Two

03 May - 05 Jul

Term Three
26 Jul - 27 Sep

Term Four
18 Oct - 13 Dec

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