Public Open Day

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Nau Mai Haere Mai

Come and explore the new Kāpiti Performing Arts Centre and get a back stage tour of all of the facilities included in this incredible venue. See the theatres and dance studios in action and take centre stage to view it from the performers perspective.

The Public Open Day is our way of showing our community what a truly magnificent facility Kāpiti now has.

Entry will be by gold coin donation to support final fundraising efforts for the Centre.

There will also be an array of Food Trucks located out the front of the Centre.
 
The Public Open Day will celebrate all things performance and thank the community allowing an up close look at this incredible new venue. This marks the start of the two-week opening season as local talent and two of the biggest names in New Zealand performing arts take to the new stage and put the Centre through its paces.
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Kāpiti Performing Arts Centre 
32 Raumati Road,
Raumati Beach.  
 
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New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

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Vesa-Matti Leppänen Director/Violin
Stephen DePledge Fortepiano
J S Bach Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

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NZSO Present:

J S Bach’s Goldberg Variations is a masterpiece. First written for harpsichord, it opens with a beautifully tranquil and ornamented Aria followed by 30 intricate and distinct variations. NZSO brings this Baroque gem to regional audiences, with the variations performed on a variety of instruments.

“The different instruments will add a huge amount of colour to the variations, making an already exquisite work even more mesmerising for audiences” 

“Bach’s Goldberg Variations is hauntingly beautiful and a work of genius. It’s the most incredible piece.”

NZSO Concertmaster and Baroque Series Director Vesa-Matti Leppänen.

NZSO Setting up Camp


The NZSO travels through Greater Wellington, Wairarapa, Palmerston North, Hamilton and Tauranga for several days for a variety of performances and activities. From evening concerts featuring Bach and Beethoven, to NZSO musicians providing educational opportunities and relaxed events for all ages, NZSO Setting up Camp is a great chance to spend time with your Orchestra and friends old and new.

For full details of what’s happening in your town, visit: nzso.co.nz/camp

Tutus On Tour

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A family programme for all ages, watch the dancers of the RNZB perform favourite works

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Watch the dancers from your national ballet company perform favourites works – tickets from just $12.

 

RNZB Tutus on Tour

The Royal New Zealand Ballet is delighted to expand the company’s much-loved regional touring programme in 2020, featuring works tailor-made for the RNZB by trail blazing choreographers at home in New Zealand and on the world stage. 

A family programme for all ages, watch the dancers of the RNZB perform some of their favourites works. 

Inspired by the goddess of the hunt and of the moon, Sarah Foster-Sproull’s Artemis Rising was created in 2019 as a retirement gift for the much-loved former RNZB Principal Abigail Boyle. 

Remember, Mama is a tender look at the relationships between mothers and sons, from childhood to old age. 

Berceuse by US choreographer Penny Saunders, a rapturous, deeply musical pas de deux to a lyrical lullaby by Benjamin Godard, was created in 2011 for the ground-breaking contemporary Hubbard Street Dance in Chicago. 

Completing the line-up is a new classical work, Wayward, by young Canadian dancer and choreographer Kiara Flavin, who joined the RNZB in 2018.

With tickets priced at just $27-$37 for adults ($12-$22 for children) these special shows are guaranteed to sell fast – book now! Booking fees may apply.

After years of planning and fundraising the Kapiti Performing Arts Centre is finally taking shape and with it another drive for support from the local community.

The $10million centre is the most significant new public building project for Kāpiti in years with two theatres seating up to 500 guests, classrooms, a dance studio and a large multi-purpose foyer.  

Kapiti Performing Arts Group chair Cas Carter says there has been renewed interest in supporting the venue since building has started.

“People want to support something significant, that is local, they’ll have their names on something that will be around for generations to come.  

 

Now that most of the large panels have been constructed and erected we are getting a surge in interest in seat and room sponsorship

I think a lot of people are starting to realise the significance of this venue for the whole community. Its far more than just a College facility, it is a venue available for the whole community which is why Kapiti District Council and Lotteries have supported it.   

We’ve also received fantastic support from community groups such as the Paraparaumu Rotary Club, Lions and the Kapiti Music Centre as well as Goodmans and Coastlands sponsoring the main theatre.  

We still need more organisations, businesses and families to support us.  We have just under $800,000 to raise and we are currently running another campaign where people can sponsor a seat, a room or the whole centre.  We’ve sold well over half of the seat sponsorships already.

Ms Carter says a delay in the steel arriving held up the construction after the foundations were laid but now locals have been watching the building going up rapidly.

“The steel portals will all be up over the next week and then the seating slabs will arrive and the rear of the theatre will be closed in.  We expect the roof on by the end of the year.”

Erecting the building has been complicated by height restrictions for the crane as the building is in the wider airport fly path.

“Our builders have been working with airport authorities to minimise disruption but because of the flights, the crane has had to be idle sometimes during the day.’

 

The Centre is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2019.   

 

“We’ve already had numerous enquiries from artists throughout New Zealand who want to perform here.  The Kapiti Performing Arts Centre will be of an international standard and we will be actively marketing it as a venue to both New Zealand and international acts. “

 

From Kapiti News

The concrete panels are being put up at the same time as the steel framing, a method which is time saving and a cost effective process for the build,” Kāpiti Performing Arts Centre committee member Sonja Williams said.

The time frame for the walls being erected is six to eight weeks and the roof which will be completed next is a more complex architectural build, taking a longer time to complete.

“Onlookers will be amazed at how fast the structure will come together.”

“It’s great to see this finally happening,” Kāpiti College principal Tony Kane said.

“It will be fantastic when the community will be able to get on and use the building.”

Expected to be open by the end of next year, the centre is the most significant new public building project for Kāpiti in years and will be a welcome addition to Kāpiti’s family of venues, he said.

The venue offers two performance theatres seating up to 500 guests, classrooms, rehearsal and dance spaces, and a box office.

State-of-the-art sound, lighting, and eco-friendly design will make the centre the foremost leading-edge performance facility in Kāpiti.

This community venue will be a place to showcase the large variety of performing arts found locally, and from further afield.

As the centre grows it will provide a space for the performing arts community to perform, share knowledge, grow innovative future leaders and continue to strengthen a safe, healthy and thriving community.

“It will take contributions from the whole Kāpiti community to raise this performing arts centre child,” said Sonja.

“Fundraising is ongoing to complete the centre with opportunities to contribute as a seat sponsor, as a named sponsor with naming rights for several of the spaces, and for the whole facility itself still available.

“Donations are always welcomed.

 

Exciting Developments

After years of planning and fundraising the Kapiti Performing Arts Centre is finally taking shape and with it another drive for support from the local community.

Over the last few weeks Raumati residents have watched concrete panels being rapidly erected which fundraisers say has led to a surge in interest in seat and room sponsorship.

The $10million centre is the most significant new public building project for Kāpiti in years with two theatres seating up to 500 guests, classrooms, a dance studio and a large multi-purpose foyer.  

Kāpiti Performing Arts Group chair Cas Carter says there has been renewed interest in supporting the venue since building has started.

“I think it is only now that the size and scale of the Centre can be seen that people are starting to understand the significance of this venue for the whole community not just the College, which is why Kāpiti District Council and Lotteries have supported it.   

We’ve also received fantastic help from community groups such as the Paraparaumu Rotary Club, Lions and the Kāpiti Music Centre as well as private companies like Goodmans and Coastlands.  

We are currently running another campaign for seat and room sponsorship and we’ve sold well over half of the seat sponsorships already.   People are telling us they’re seeing the benefit of having their name on something that will be around for generations to come.

However they are still seeking support from more organisations, businesses and families with  just under $800,000 still needed.

Ms Carter says a delay in the steel arriving held up the construction after the foundations were laid but now the building is emerging quickly.

“The steel portals will all be up over the next week, then the seating slabs will arrive and the rear of the theatre will be closed in.  By the end of the year there will be a building with a roof on it.”

Erecting the building has been complicated by height restrictions as it is in the wider airport fly path.

“We have a rather large crane being used to erect the Centre and while our builders have been working with airport authorities to minimise disruption, because of the flights, the crane has had to be idle sometimes during the day.’

The Centre is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2019.   

“We’ve already had numerous enquiries from artists throughout New Zealand who want to perform here.  This will be a Centre of an international standard and we will be actively marketing it as a venue to both New Zealand and international acts.  We can hardly wait. “

 

Kapiti Performing Arts Centre About to Take Shape

2018 is the year Kapiti residents will get to see the long awaited Kapiti Performing Arts Centre.

Behind closed doors, parts of the building are being prefabricated and are expected to be delivered to the site in February.

Chair of the KPAC Group Cas Carter says after years of planning, it will be exciting to see the building finally taking shape.

“There has been a lot of hardwork by a lot of people for many years planning, designing and then reshaping the plans to suit the needs of the Kapiti Community.”

“This will be a venue for everyone in Kapiti who enjoys a good show.  Whether your thing is jazz music, dance, opera, musicals, barbershop, drama or many other arts – there will be something for everyone in the community.

Ms Carter says residents, holiday homers and visitors will all be able to share in the pleasure of having a contemporary, multi purpose centre close to their home.

“It will be a place to showcase our local artists, host visiting artists and, of course, develop new artists through the school and other community arts groups.

Another $800,000 is needed to complete the $10 million project.  To support the project you can sponsor a seat, room or the centre itself.  More information can be found on the donate page of this website or by contacting Cas Carter on 021 915410.

“We are delighted with the support we have received so far from Lotteries, the Kapiti District Council, Coastlands Shopping Town, the New Zealand Community Trust, Paraparaumu Rotary, The Kapiti Music Centre and the many individuals and businesses who have supported the project through donations and seat sponsorships.”

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Full Speed Ahead for Kapiti Performing Arts Centre in February

Expect a burst of building activity at the Kapiti Performing Arts Centre construction site in February.

The ground works have been completed and the concrete foundation is in place awaiting a building tour-de-force.

Kapiti College principal Tony Kane said a lot of work, such as panelling and steelwork, was being carried out off-site.

But by about early February, over a period of about three weeks, “there will be a building there”.tony

“Forty-five truckloads of panels going up.”

Mr Kane said the arts centre, in the college grounds, would be just under twice the size of the college’s new gymnasium.

Cas Carter, Chair of the Arts Centre Group  said the centre started out as a school project.

“We could have built something just for the school but when wewent out and started talking to the community there was a very strong response to say we need something for the community that helps us to grow the performing arts within the schools but also within the community itself and to showcase it,” she said.

“It’s great to see it taking shape.”

She said the arts centre started out as a $4 million project but was now a $10m project.

“The good news is we’re nearly there.

“We only need $800,000.”

Ken Young, a contributor to the New Zealand music scene for many years, initially as a principal tuba in the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and then as a conductor and composer, said the opportunities for college students and the greater community “to use a facility like this to enlarge their art and their capabilities as artists and young professionals is just extraordinary”.

“I can’t think of anything else in New Zealand quite like this, especially in the school grounds.”

Many performing groups and soloists, both nationally and internationally, would “benefit enormously from this”.

“I’ve been playing in, and conducting, performances of various types in small venues in Wellington for over 40 years.

“And it’s very frustrating trying to find a place with good acoustics, good facilities and a big enough capacity, let alone a [orchestra] pit.

“I’m very excited and can’t wait for this to open.”

Kapiti Performing Arts Centre facts box:

* Coastlands Theatre: about 330 seats with a 17m x 9m stage, orchestra pit and quality acoustics

* Black box theatre for drama performance, with sprung floor

* Foyer with ticket office, cafe and toilets

* Spaces/classrooms for music, dance and drama teaching

* Small spaces for rehearsal and recording, and office space

* Support spaces including green room, dressing rooms

* Storage areas

Local Company supports Kapiti Performing Arts Centre

Another Kapiti company has got behind the planned Kapiti Performing Arts Centre.   goodmans
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 substantially contribute to what will be an iconic venue for the Kapiti region.
“We are a family business and have always had a focus on supporting young people in the region and creating opportunities for them.    Creating a resource such at this Performing Arts Centre on the Kapiti Coast will make this a desirable place for young people and those involved in the Performing Arts.”
“Having a resource of this calibre will be an asset for the whole community as, because of it, we will not only be able to enjoy the high standard of arts in this region but also attract acts from other parts of the country and possibly overseas.”
Kapiti College Board of Trustees Chair Jennie Gutry welcomed the significant contribution from Goodman Contractors.
“It was the community that asked for us to build a Performing Arts Centre suitable for the needs of the whole region, and we are grateful to Goodman Contractors for recognising the importance of everyone in the community needing to get behind this exciting project. ‘_1340793
“it is fantastic to see things starting to happen on the site and we sincerely thank Goodman’s for completing the earthworks.”
The Kapiti Performing Arts Project has recently announced a number of ways businesses and individuals can contribute to the project.  This includes:  naming rights sponsorship opportunities, premium and gold seat sponsorships and a Give a Little page
“The Kapiti Performing Arts Centre will be a centre piece of the community for generations to come.   It will be a place to learn, to teach and to be entertained.  In that way, it is something the whole community can be connected to.”
The Kapiti Performing Arts Centre project recently announced that Coastlands had agreed to become the first naming rights sponsor – sponsoring the principal Theatre in the Centre.

Academy Award winner throws support behind Kapiti Performing Arts Centre – 28 May 2016

Award winning film producer and Kapiti resident Jamie Selkirk has added his support to the proposed Kapiti Performing Arts Centre.
Visiting Kapiti College, Academy Award winning film editor and producer Jamie Selkirk said the Kapiti Performing Arts Centre would be a great asset for Kapiti.
“I’m very excited to see the work already in progress on the Performing Arts Centre in Raumati”“In order for oujamie-selkirkr next generation of creative talent to thrive, we need to ensure they have the support and guidance to achieve their potential – this is exactly what the Centre will provide and I look forward to seeing its completion contribute significantly to the creative community.”
Selkirk together with Kristy Grant of Miramar Events Trust were at the College to present a trophy to CJ Puna who was one of a group of Kapiti College film makers who won the Supreme Award in the Roxy5 Short Film Competition last week in Wellington.  Black Dog was created by students CJ Puna, Romain Thevenon, Rachel Roberts, Nikau Wi Neera, Vanessa O’Neill, Corin Braddick and their teacher Alouis Woodhouse. The theme was ‘As Kiwi as’ and the group chose depression, focussing on the New Zealand tendency to keep quiet about mental illness.
Jamie Selkirk co-produced The Lord of the Rings film trilogy with Kapiti College alumni, Sir Peter Jackson and received the Academy Award for Best Film Editing for the last film of the trilogy, The Return of the King (2003)
He has a longstanding collaboration with Jackson and worked as the editor, sound editor, and postproduction supervisor for Jackson’s films Bad Taste, Meet the Feebles, and Heavenly Creatures. Selkirk is a part time resident of Kapiti.

 

Just last week, entrepreneur and Kapiti College alumni Katherine Corich said Kapiti had the opportunity to create the next generation of entrepreneurs if it harnessed the opportunities created through the arts.
The founder of international tech consultancy Sysdoc was back in New Zealand to be inducted into the New Zealand Hi-Tech Hall of Fame.  She was also awarded the Flying Kiwi award at the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards.katherine corichMs Corich shared a class with Sir Peter Jackson and Josef Roberts, the man who brought Red Bull into New Zealand and is now worldwide chief executive of BurgerFuel.
Ms Corich says local businesses and entrepreneurs need to understand the potential of what the proposed Kapiti Performing Arts Centre will do to help Kapiti stand out from other regions.  She says the value of training in the performing arts cannot be underestimated.
“When you’re operating globally in a complex business environment it is creativity that enables you to come up with solutions, it is creativity that helps you design new business models, products and services.”
“Some of the students that will be going through the Kapiti Performing Arts Centre will be designing  new solutions and new ways of dealing with the world’s problems.  That is what entrepreneurism is – turning an idea into a force for good.”
The $10 million Kapiti Performing Arts Centre is a partnership with Kapiti College and the Community.  Approximately $ 8million has been raised for the project through partnerships with the Kapiti District Council and Lotteries.  The school is currently seeking support for the last $2 million.
Options for naming rights sponsorships can be found on http://kapitiartscentre.nz/namingrights/.   The project team has also just launched a Give a Little campaign. https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/kapitiperformingartscentre.
Supporters are invited to like the KPAC page:  https://www.facebook.com/projectkpac.

 

 

 

For more information please phone:

Jennie Gutry
Chair Kāpiti College Board of Trustees
021 0776951

Tony Kane
Principal Kāpiti College
04 9025121

Cas Carter
Kāpiti College Board of Trustees + Chair KPAC Strategy & Planning
021 915410

 

Kapiti Performing Arts Centre offers seat sponsorship

Kapiti businesses are being invited to sponsor a seat and leave a legacy in the planned Kapiti Performing Arts Centre.
At Coastlands last night (Wednesday 12 October), Kapiti College Board of Trustees Chair Jennie Gutry launched a campaign to ask local businesses to sponsor seats for the Centre which is due to be completed in early 2018.
“We have been delighted with the level of interest from businesses in the community over the last year, eager to support the Centre and have developed this sponsorship opportunity as a result. “
Mrs Gutry says sponsoring a seat will leave a legacy in Kapiti.

_1370054 The first seatbuyer Rudy van Vlerken – Pzazz
“The Kapiti Performing Arts Centre will be a centre piece of the community for generations to come and we invite businesses to be a part of that.    It will be a place to learn, to teach and to be entertained.  In that way, it is something the whole community can be connected to.”
“Creativity is not just about being on the stage, to survive in the business world today we must all be creative.   A business can sponsor a seat to recognize the importance of creativity in a tangible way.”
“Sponsoring a seat is also a wonderful opportunity to honour members of the community who have contributed to the region particularly through education, the arts or business development.  It may be something community groups wish to work together to do. “
Mrs Gutry said Kapiti College had received overwhelming support and enthusiasm from the community for this project and there were many opportunities to donate or partner with the Performing Arts Centre in a large or small way.
These include: naming rights opportunities, premium and gold seat sponsorship and a give a little campaign.
The Kapiti Performing Arts Centre will include a 348 seat performance theatre, a black box theatre seating 100, a drama and dance studio, music and film making classrooms and practice rooms, a recording studio and a box office.
The original design was for a $4.5 million facility which suited the college needs but strong interest from the community resulted in the Kapiti College Board of Trustees commissioning a $10 million design.
“While our future performing artists are foremost in the College’s mind, we have consulted widely with the community, particularly the performing arts sector who see a real need for a venue which will be available to teach and showcase local artists as well as attract national and international acts.”
Mrs Gutry says thanks to the input from the community, the new centre will provide an affordable space for community performers, a modern theatre with quality acoustics good enough to attract national and international acts with support spaces such as a green room and practice areas.
“We have been delighted to receive strong support from Lotteries, the Kapiti District Council and the Ministry of Education, Coastlands, Goodmans, Paraparaumu Rotary and the Kapiti Music Centre.

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For more information please phone:
Jennie Gutry
Chair
Kapiti College Board of Trustees
021 0776951

Tony Kane
Principal
Kapiti College
04 9025121

Cas Carter
Kapiti College Board of Trustees & Chair KPAC Strategy and Planning Group
021 915410