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.

The first performance of 2018 was a collaboration with the Papakura Museum. 'Homefront' was a performance response piece to the 2018 Papakura Museum exhibition HOME FRONT. Next came 'Goldilock's On Trial' - a follow on from the beloved children's book 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' where Goldilocks was on trial for breaking and entering. 

2019 we brought 3 shows to the stage - We'll Be Better Later by our seniors, Bugsy Malone by our intermediates and Aladdin by our juniors. 

We look forward to what 2020 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 2020 classes being held at Hawkins Theatre* every Monday and Wednesday for 60 minutes


Click HERE to download our 2020 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 $110 per school term or $380 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


2020 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
3 Feb - 10 Apr 2020

Term Two

27 Apr - 03 Jul 2020 

Term Three
20 Jul - 25 Sep 2020

Term Four
12 Oct - 18 Dec 2020

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