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Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" is a 4 month training programme, building up to another spectacular season performing at Auckland's Aotea Centre.

The National Youth Theatre is an all-access training programme for children and young adults aged between 7 - 21. You don't need to audition to be part of the chorus, and lead roles are auditioned from within the cast. Rehearsals are broken up through the day by age group, and all of the skills you need to participate in the show are taught by our experienced tutors. Rehearsals will be mostly Sunday afternoons, with lead rehearsals on Thursday evenings.

There are four subsidised performances for schools, on 17th & 18th June, at 9:45 and 12:15 both days. If your school is interested in attending please get in touch.

Our younger cast, Teams Red and Yellow (11 and under) rehearse together, then are split into two groups for the performances, each performing 4 shows. This helps to keep our younger cast members fresh and enthused throughout the production week.

Course Fees

Registration Fee Includes show pack of t-shirt, souvenir programme, & full cast photo
Ages 11 and under - $370 incl GST
Ages 12+ - $490.00 incl GST


Watch The Show

Public tickets for our production of Disney's "Beauty & the Beast" will be on sale from Ticketmaster closer to the season.


Important Dates

14 Feb

1st Rehearsal

Group rehearsals each Sunday as scheduled. Lead rehearsals scheduled on Thursday evenings.


27 Feb Auditions
28 Feb Callbacks
4 Mar Extension Dance Workshop
11 Mar Extension Dance Auditions
20 Mar Auditions
21 Mar Callbacks


8 & 10 June, 6:30 - 8:45
(Leads & Older Cast)

12 & 13 June
(Full Cast)


14 - 20 June

Aotea Centre, Auckland CBD