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2020 will be a year of national celebration for Theatre New Zealand.
• The Fiftieth Anniversary of Theatre New Zealand – formerly NZ Theatre Federation.
• The Eightieth Anniversary of TheatreFest – the One-Act Play Festival System.
Theatre New Zealand (est. 1970) is the successor of both The British Drama League (est.1932) and The NZ Drama Council (est. 1945), representing Community Theatre in Aotearoa.
TheatreFest Finals next year, will feature an extended number of Theatre Workshops for both youth and adults alike. This national event, 2020 VISION, will take place in Christchurch, at the iconic Court Theatre with workshops headed by The Court’s own directors and tutoring staff.
We are advising you well in advance so you can schedule the 2020 TheatreFest Finals, Workshops, AGM and Social Celebrations for September 4-6, in your Theatre planning for next year. Even if you aren’t entering TheatreFest, which runs from late July to early September, there will be workshops and net-working you may want to take advantage of, or simply, join in the celebrations of this long-standing national body.
If you haven’t ever participated in, but are intrigued by and wish to enter TheatreFest for 2020, then help celebrate this occasion. Please visit our website. More information on this national event in the New Year. 80 Years of One-Act Play Festivals! Otautahi Christchurch is looking forward to hosting you at The Court Theatre.
Theatre New Zealand provides a national link between people who are interested in theatre.
There are thousands of people working in theatre societies, schools, youth theatres and other organisations throughout Aotearoa-New Zealand. You can become involved with others who share your vision, passion and commitment to theatre.
Our objectives are:
- to promote New Zealand theatre.
- to encourage high standards in all aspects of theatre including performance, production, staging, design and writing.
- to foster the appreciation and study of theatre.
- to act as a national consultative and advisory body in all aspects of theatre.
- to conduct or arrange courses, workshops, festivals or competitions on any aspect of theatre.