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National Theatre for Children

Story Studio LIVE Aotearoa 2022

Capital E’s National Theatre for Children proudly presents Story Studio Live Aotearoa 2022, a high-energy, multi-genre, TV broadcast, performed in a Te Whanganui-a-Tara studio, live-streamed exclusively to your school hall!   

Don’t miss the final tour of Story Studio Live. This year, we’re introducing a new way to bring theatre to schools and interact with ākonga through the power of digital technology. This year’s theme is all about Aotearoa and discovering where ākonga come from through our history and embracing te reo Māori via a huge live interactive screen. 

Surf the TV channels and travel back in time. Explore the history of your town / region’s name and other places across Aotearoa, learning the meanings behind their names. We invite you to use this unique production as a platform to help you explore these topics with your ākonga.

Ākonga will be able to interact exclusively through the live screen with our studio performers from your school hall during the performance. All the equipment for the live-stream performance will be supplied, along with our friendly technician, who will set it up before the performance starts and be there to assist with interaction between ākonga and the studio performers.

This experience has strong links to the New Zealand Curriculum through The Arts, English and Social Sciences e.g., New Zealand Aotearoa Histories curriculum. 

This theatre project features professional actors and technicians and highlights the history of our home and what it means to ākonga. Story Studio Live will show your ākonga how the creative ideas of the past helped shaped their current world, encouraging them to offer their ideas and stories, inspiring our upcoming generation of creative thinkers. 

Story Studio Live 2021 was seen by over 4,200 ākonga across Aotearoa (during the pandemic) and it received a great review by Theatreview.  

Kaiako loved last year’s climate change focused performance.  

“The children were laughing and resonating with everything. Later on, when talking about it they retained nearly everything and were able to describe exactly what you were saying and what they needed to do now.” kaiako, Te Waiharakeke, 2021   

“Very engaged and responsive. The actors managed the audience’s enthusiasm very well, with their energy and ability to seamlessly move into the next theme. The students were consistently focused.” kaiako, Heretaunga, 2021  

Creative team: Carrie Green, Regan Taylor, Mycah Keall, Natasha McAllister, and Jthan Morgan.  

Donate

Your support can help us reach more children around Aotearoa with creativity-inspiring experiences. Help to ignite the spark in children and young people.

National Theatre for Children

Story Studio LIVE Aotearoa 2022

Capital E’s National Theatre for Children proudly presents Story Studio Live Aotearoa 2022, a high-energy, multi-genre, TV broadcast, performed in a Te Whanganui-a-Tara studio, live-streamed exclusively to your school hall!   

Don’t miss the final tour of Story Studio Live. This year, we’re introducing a new way to bring theatre to schools and interact with ākonga through the power of digital technology. This year’s theme is all about Aotearoa and discovering where ākonga come from through our history and embracing te reo Māori via a huge live interactive screen. 

Surf the TV channels and travel back in time. Explore the history of your town / region’s name and other places across Aotearoa, learning the meanings behind their names. We invite you to use this unique production as a platform to help you explore these topics with your ākonga.

Ākonga will be able to interact exclusively through the live screen with our studio performers from your school hall during the performance. All the equipment for the live-stream performance will be supplied, along with our friendly technician, who will set it up before the performance starts and be there to assist with interaction between ākonga and the studio performers.

This experience has strong links to the New Zealand Curriculum through The Arts, English and Social Sciences e.g., New Zealand Aotearoa Histories curriculum. 

This theatre project features professional actors and technicians and highlights the history of our home and what it means to ākonga. Story Studio Live will show your ākonga how the creative ideas of the past helped shaped their current world, encouraging them to offer their ideas and stories, inspiring our upcoming generation of creative thinkers. 

Story Studio Live 2021 was seen by over 4,200 ākonga across Aotearoa (during the pandemic) and it received a great review by Theatreview.  

Kaiako loved last year’s climate change focused performance.  

“The children were laughing and resonating with everything. Later on, when talking about it they retained nearly everything and were able to describe exactly what you were saying and what they needed to do now.” kaiako, Te Waiharakeke, 2021   

“Very engaged and responsive. The actors managed the audience’s enthusiasm very well, with their energy and ability to seamlessly move into the next theme. The students were consistently focused.” kaiako, Heretaunga, 2021  

Creative team: Carrie Green, Regan Taylor, Mycah Keall, Natasha McAllister, and Jthan Morgan.  

  • Price:$1 per ākonga ($100 minimum)
  • Ages:8-13
  • Years:3-8

Tour locations

Show times are at 9.30am and 1.30pm on the dates below. 

North Island  

Wellington / Hutt Valley / Porirua: 1-5 August 2022  

Palmerston North: 8-9 August 2022  

New Plymouth: 11-12 August 2022  

Hamilton: 15-16 August 2022     

Whangarei: 18-19 August 2022  

Auckland: 22-26 August 2022  

Tauranga: 29-30 August 2022  

Whakatane: 1-2 September 2022  

Gisborne: 5-6 September 2022  – Limited Capacity

Napier: 8-9 September 2022  

South Island 

Christchurch: 13-16 September 2022 

Invercargill: 19-20 September 2022 

Dunedin: 22-23 September 2022 

Blenheim: 26-27 September 2022 

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Your support can help us reach more children around Aotearoa with creativity-inspiring experiences. Help to ignite the spark in children and young people.

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