Kāpiti Performing Arts Centre

The Kāpiti community venue to grow and showcase champions

The vision

The Kāpiti Performing Arts Centre is the most significant new public building project for the Kāpiti Coast and surrounding areas in years. The venue will provide a leading edge educational space as well as a hub for community arts.  Here we can perform, share knowledge, grow innovative future leaders and continue to strengthen a safe, healthy and thriving community. It will be the only state‐of‐the‐art community facility between Wellington and Palmerston North, for the use and enjoyment of young and older residents, now and in the future. A $5 million fit-for-purpose performing arts centre was originally planned for Kāpiti College, but after strong support from Kāpiti performing arts groups, a $10 million building design was developed to reflect the needs of the wider community. The venue includes:

  • Coastlands Theatre: an approximately 330 seat theatre with a 17m x 9m stage and quality acoustics
  • Black box theatre for drama performance (with sprung floor)
  • Foyer with ticket office, café and toilets
  • Spaces/classrooms for music, dance and drama teaching
  • Small spaces for rehearsal & recording, and office space
  • Support spaces (green room, dressing rooms)
  • Storage areas

The Kāpiti Performing Arts Centre is a $10 million project. We have already secured 80% of the funds but there is still a way to go! We need $2 million to make this venue a reality. Check out the fundraising page for more information on how you can partner with us as a business or individual to help build this iconic asset for the wider Kāpiti community or donate on Givealittle by pressing the button below. Thanks!

 

“Supporting community projects is an important part of giving back; creating opportunities for individuals as well as the district, to grow and develop.”

Richard Mansell

(Paraparaumu College Alumni) CEO, Coastlands Shoppingtown Ltd

The benefits

Community space

The Kāpiti Performing Arts Centre will be a shared space between Kāpiti College and the local community, providing a creative hub to grow and showcase talents of all ages and abilities.

Shape our future leaders

Studies have shown that when the arts are central to learning it can change school culture and improve conditions for learning, faster than any other discipline. The skills learnt in the arts also help shape great business careers.

Shape our future leaders

Studies have shown that when the arts are central to learning it can change school culture and improve conditions for learning, faster than any other discipline. The skills learnt in the arts also help shape great business careers.

Economic Growth

Having a more affordable community venue will mean a more affordable night out on the Kāpiti Coast. More frequent performances to a larger audience will attract both regional and national tourism, boosting economic development for the district.

Improved learning outcomes

The centre will vastly improve learning outcomes for students at Kāpiti College and the wider region. Students who are more engaged with their community and have access to well-equipped facilities will be more motivated to succeed.

“Creative thinking used in Performing Arts is the same creative thinking needed to create entrepreneurs.”

Katherine Corich

(Kapiti College Alumni) Founder & Director, Sysdoc Group Ltd

News

Local Company supports Kapiti Performing Arts Centre

Another Kapiti company has got behind the planned Kapiti Performing Arts Centre.    Goodman Contractors has contributed all the earth works for the project to a value of over $30,000. Goodman Contractors CE, Stan Goodman says the company was pleased to be able to...

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