NAPTA Goals...
To recognise excellence and talent in, and promote and develop:

  • Performing Arts in Zone 1 (Northern Region) being theatre societies from Pukekohe to Kerikeri who are members of Musical Theatre New Zealand (MTNZ)
  • The public display of performing arts by non-profit organisations within Zone 1 for the education, entertainment and cultural enlightenment of members of the community
  • To advance the education of members in the performing arts and in particular to assist and encourage members to acquire and develop further skills, knowledge and expertise
  • To provide performance opportunities for members in furtherance of their skills, knowledge and expertise in the performing arts
  • To encourage New Zealanders to acquire knowledge and skills in the performing arts, to increase awareness of the performing arts and to develop an educated appreciation of the performing arts
  • To foster increased contact, communication and co-operation between the non-profit organization's within NAPTA and thereby improve the education, training and instruction of members of the community within New Zealand in performing arts including all skills related to production of performance events and performance itself

How NAPTA Trust will achieve these Goals:
  • Organise an Annual Awards evening in relation to productions carried out by the member Societies in the relevant year
  • Apply to various organization's and bodies for grants in order to assist in the funding of Annual Awards
  • Enter into sponsorship and naming rights arrangements in relation to the Annual Awards
  • Make grants to, sponsor or otherwise financial assist, including by way of a scholarship fund, performers meeting such criteria and guidelines as determined by the Trust
  • Organise and promote master classes and other similar activities for members in relation to the performing arts
  • Receive donations for the purpose of carrying out the charitable purposes of the Trust
  • Undertake such other activities and enterprises to further the charitable purposes of the Trust

NAPTA Personnel...
There are two official bodies for NAPTA
  • NAPTA Charitable Trust

    • Trustees
    • Zac Johns - Chairperson
    • Emma Bishop - MTNZ Zone One Representative
    • Barbara Hieatt
    • Dale Smith

  • NAPTA Charitable Trust Ltd

    • Directors
    • Mark Betty
    • Terry O'Connor

The NAPTA Event is run by the NAPTA Charitable Trust Ltd. Our Patron is Mr. Geoff Clews
Our Convenor of Judges is Sue Wilson
Webmaster is Zac Johns

Participating Societies:
NAPTA is open to all societies within the Zone One region, over the years many societes come and go.
    Participating Societies
  • Auckland Music Theatre
  • Centrestage Theatre Company
  • Harlequin Music Theatre
  • Manukau Performing Arts
  • North Shore Music Theatre
  • Papakura Theatre Company
  • Peaches and Pickles
  • Playhouse Theatre Inc.
  • Pukekohe Performing Arts
  • Whangarei Theatre Company


Thank you to our 2019 Season Sponsors:

Event Partners
iTICKET Geoff Clews, Barrister

Award Sponsors

Artemis Executive Recruitment Amici Productions Amici Trust Music Theatre International Australasia

Estee Lauder Companies NZ Musical Theatre New Zealand Origin Theatrical Auckland Performing Arts Academy

Event Sponsors

Stageantics Childrens Musical Theatre Studio Stewart and Co Creative Ambiance Stage Technologies

Event Funders

Pub Charity Ltd Bluesky Community Trust