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Capital E's National Theatre for Children Audition

Job details

Experience Wellington
9 Nov 2020
Work type
Work classification
Performing Arts


Capital E’s National Theatre for Children is holding auditions for professional adult actors for roles in their 2021 national touring production, Seasons.

Beautifully crafted, Seasons transports children through song, music, and puppetry into the four seasons – raumati, ngahuru, hotoke and kōanga. 

Written by Peter Wilson and directed by Jacqueline Coats, with music from Laughton Pattrick, this production will be rehearsing from mid-March 2021. Following a short Wellington public season for families, it will commence its national tour from April to July; and again from October to November. 

We are seeking performers with music, singing and puppetry experience. Some touring experience is also preferred.

Date: Monday 9th November 2020

Time: 2pm-5pm

Place: Upper Chamber, Toi Poneke, 61 Able Smith Street

Required: Please wear comfortable clothes you can move in and a drink bottle.

Email your performance CV & a head shot to: 

Capital E Nōku te Ao is part of Experience Wellington which is a registered charity and Council Controlled Organisation of Wellington City Council. Capital E is unique. It is Aotearoa’s established centre for children's creativity, combining theatre through the National Theatre for Children and biennial National Arts Festival; digital experiences via our OnTV, MediaLab and film-making programmes; and immersive experiences for children of all ages in Play HQ, as well as events and activations. Children are at the heart of everything we do. We are a leader in creativity for children and young people, connecting professional artists, children, and young people to world expertise with opportunities that ignite and fuel their creativity.

Capital E’s Live performance programme is funded by Creative New Zealand’s Toi Tōtara Haemata (Arts Leadership Programme). Our vision is for every young New Zealander to have the opportunity to experience the very best in the performing arts through work that speaks of Aotearoa and our place in the world. We create, produce, present, and distribute high quality dynamic performing arts for children aged 0 – 12 years that is relevant, transformative, engaging and fun through our National Theatre for Children and biennial National Arts Festival.

Our National Theatre for Children produces shows for children in the following targeted brackets: 2 – 7 years; and 8 – 12 years. All shows are designed to appeal to both adult and child audiences. Our national tours reach up to 21,000 students across 23 centres from Kerikeri to Invercargill. Our biennial multi-disciplinary National Arts Festival brings together national and international performers to inspire and engage over 15,000 young Wellington audiences over a two-week period. Through the development of our shows and commissioned works for our festival, we provide a pathway for professional artists and practitioners to develop skills, incorporating children and young people as a vital voice in the creative process, and presenting works for, by, with and between children and young people. 

Written by

Wellington Museums Trust

19 Oct 2020