Whakapuāwai Programme

Whakapuāwai is an annual programme offering opportunities for development and connection for the Māori performing arts community. Check out the 2024 programme line up below!

2024 Workshops

Whakaruruku Taupiringa | Intimacy Coordination 

with Jennifer Ward-Lealand

Intimacy Coordination is about cultivating a safe and professional environment for the crafting of intimate content on screen and stage. This workshop will provide participants with valuable tools and language that will add to your kete & professional practice. You will come away with the tools to provide clear and robust processes with safety and wellbeing at the centre.

Āhea | When: Saturday 20 July, 2024

Roanga | Duration: 10am – 2pm

Kei hea | Where: Te Pou Theatre
Utu | Cost: Free, limited places, first in first served

Te Pou Awe | Acting Classes

with Tainui Tukiwaho

Bringing back our Te Pou Awe series for 2024, we are inviting whanau Maori of the industry to come along and have a play with some acting. These exciting free classes will be taught by Tainui Tukiwaho and will run every Monday for 7 weeks through June and July. Sign up to participate in this series, upskill your acting craft and boost your confidence in a playful space. 

Āhea | When: Starting Monday 10 June – Monday 22 July 2024, 6pm

Kei hea | Where: Te Pou Theatre

Utu | Cost: Free

“Te Pou has always been a place that welcomes and nurtures its Māori community”

– Richard Te Are

Kaitautoko | Sponsors

We are grateful to have various organizations, businesses and people supporting many different aspects of Te Pou. We couldn’t achieve what we have without their support. Our Whakapuāwai Programme is sponsored by the following: