The New Plymouth (Performing Arts) Competitions Society celebrates, fosters and promotes the performing arts in New Plymouth. The Society aims to provide an annual festival as a forum for young people to perform in their chosen art(s). The competitions are a platform for competitors to share their talents, gain experience and inspire others in public performance.

74th Annual Festival of the Arts


Methodist Centre, Theatre Royal - 17-18 June 2023

Speech & Drama

Alexander Room, TSB Showplace - 30 June - 2 July 2023

Tap & Hip Hop Dance

Theatre Royal, TSB Showplace - 5-6 July 2023

Ballet & Modern Dance

Theatre Royal, TSB Showplace - 30 June - 4 July 2023

Piano & Instrumental

Methodist Centre - 23-24 June 2023

About the Society

The New Plymouth (Performing Arts) Competitions Society provides the only annual competitions in New Plymouth for the combined disciplines of dance, piano and instrumental, vocal and speech and drama.

We are a member of Performing Arts Competitions Association of New Zealand Inc. (PACANZ), parent body for the performing arts movement in New Zealand.

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