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Oliver! is a 4 month training programme, building up to another spectacular season performing at Auckland's Aotea Centre. 

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, our lead roles are auditioned from within the cast. Rehearsals are broken up 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 2nd & 3rd December, at 9:45am and 12:15pm both days. If your school is interested in attending please get in touch.

Our younger cast, Teams Red and Yellow (11 and under) are split into two groups for the performances, each group performing 2 school and 2 public 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, & team cast photo
Ages 11 and under - $400 incl GST
Ages 12+ - $520.00 incl GST


Watch The Show

Public tickets for our production of Oliver! will be on sale from Ticketmaster closer to the season.


Some great photographs of our last production of Oliver! in 2017

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Important Dates

1 August - 1st Rehearsal

Group rehearsals each Sunday:

Team Red
(7 - 9 yrs)
12:15 - 1:15pm
Team Yellow
(10 - 11 yrs)
1:15 - 2:15pm
Team Green
(12 - 13 yrs)
2:45 - 3:45pm
Team Blue
(selected dancers from Green/Purple)
3:45 - 4:45pm
Team Purple
4:45 - 5:45pm

Lead rehearsals scheduled on Thursday evenings (following final auditions).

Camp: 24-26 Sept - Team Purple, Team Blue and selected leads required to attend

Additional cost $180


14 Aug Auditions
15 Aug Callbacks
19 Aug Extension Dance Workshop
26 Aug Extension Dance Auditions
4 Sep Auditions
5 Sep Callbacks


23 & 25 November, 6:30 - 8:45
(Leads & Older Cast)

27 & 28 November
(Full Cast)


29 November - 5 December

Aotea Centre, Auckland CBD

School Performances: 

2 - 3 December 9.45am and 12.15pm

Public Performances:

3 December - 7pm

4 December - 1.30pm and 7pm

5 December - 1.30pm