promoting & enhancing

Performing arts in our community

75th anniversary

2024 festival of performing arts

Our annual competition provides an opportunity to Vocal, Speech and Drama, Dance and Piano and Instrumental performers who are at all stages of their performing arts journey.
 2024 performing arts

Annual competition

Our society provides the only combined performing arts competition festival in New Plymouth, and is affiliated to Performing Arts Competitions Society New Zealand (PACANZ).

21-23 JUNE 2024


Methodist Church and Theatre Royal, TSB Showplace 

28-30 JUNE 2024

Piano and Instrumental

Plymouth International Hotel

5-11 JULY 2024


Theatre Royal, TSB Showplace.

21-23 JUNE 2024

Speech and Drama

To be confirmed


Our supporters

Toi Foundation, Creative Communities, Pelorus Trust and OMV.
Thanks also to our generous sponsors for scholarships and special awards. We acknowledge Monique Matthews and Lisa Taylor Photography for the wonderful photography on our website.