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"Wendy - the Peter Pan Musical" 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 are at Bayfield School, Herne Bay and are mostly on Sunday afternoons, with lead rehearsals on Thursday evenings. 

There are four subsidised performances for schools, on 30th June and 1st July, 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 "Wendy" will be on sale from Ticketmaster closer to the season.

About the Show 

Honouring the original text of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, but reimagined for a 21st century audience, Wendy takes centre stage as she charts a path in Neverland from youthful innocence to changing the world alongside the much-loved characters of Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, Captain Hook and the Lost Boys.

Featuring 20 original songs, the revival of forgotten Barrie characters including the Never Bird and the Mermaid, and a colourful and exhilarating production featuring flying, colourful costumes, mechanical creatures, and stunning lighting and digital effects.

Writers-composers Jonathan Alver and James Doy have crafted an incredible song list reflecting the eccentric nature of J M Barrie's writing whilst bringing it alive for a new generation.

Some of the best moments of our 2017 production!



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Important Dates

13 March - 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: Team Purple, Team Blue and selected leads required to attend

Additional cost $180


26 Mar Auditions
27 Mar Callbacks/Rehearsals
31 Mar Extension Dance Workshop
3 Apr Extension Dance Audition
9 Apr Auditions
10 Apr Callbacks/Rehearsal


21 & 23 June 6:30 - 8:45
(Leads & Older Cast)

25 & 26 June
(Full Cast)


27 June - 3 July

Aotea Centre, Auckland CBD

School Performances: 

30 June 9.45am and 12.15pm

1 July  9.45am and 12.15pm

Public Performances:

1 July - 7pm

2 July - 1.30pm and 7pm

3 July - 1.30pm

In the Room

Jonathan Alver


Cole Johnston


Ben Kubiak


Behind the Scenes

Just some of the huge team that makes the show happen!

James Doy


Elin Esther


Shirley Sequeira


Spencer Earwaker