Our performing arts courses give students a space to build confidence, work collaboratively, express themselves and be creative. Students are invited to be part of many theatre experiences including Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival, Rōpū Whakaari, Aroha Noa Talent Quest and Cultural Slam.
Students can work towards public performances as part of Rōpū Whakaari, our school drama group. During this process they learn about leadership, production skills (lighting, costumes, makeup, set design, sound), characterisation and understanding scripts. Performances are always well recognised with whanau and teachers reflecting on the significant value of seeing student effort outside of the classroom.
Here at Lytton we also provide our students the opportunity to view experienced theatre practitioners in performance. In 2016 alone we hosted the following well recognised groups: The Lord Lackbeards Shakespeare Company, Toi Whakaari (NZ Drama School), Araitepō Performance Collective and Excel School of Performing Arts.