JUNIOR

 

YOUTH

 

Variety

MUSICAL

 

REPERTORY

 

THE MTC STORY

We're here to spark imagination, ignite creativity and inspire our community

IMAGINE - CREATE - INSPIRE

Masterton Theatre Company, founded on the principles of participation and collaboration, is the newest iteration of the region's most longstanding theatrical societies. MTC is looking to the future of performing arts in Wairarapa, driven by a passion for helping performers learn, grow and inspire others. 

In 2019, the members of Harlequin Theatre and MATS (Masterton Amateur Theatrical Society), voted to unite forces, creating a single entity that would ensure a bright future for performing arts in our region.  With a history dating back to the turn of the century, our hope is that this new relationship will ensure a long and successful future for our company.

Founded in 1909, MATS brought musicals to the stage for over a century, producing hundreds of shows over the course of its history. Harlequin Theatre, which was created in 1941 through the amalgamation of the Masterton Little Theatre Society and Masterton Playreaders Society, traditionally performed plays and was well known for their immersive 'How to Host a Murder' experiences. Both societies boasted large groups of Junior and Youth players as well as extensive costume wardrobes, carefully curated by hardworking volunteers. 

Unique but complementary offerings, paired with two groups of passionate performers was the perfect setting for success. We have combined our strengths and created a company that will continue to imagine the possibilities, create art and inspire people everywhere.

We produce multiples shows a year for all ages groups, we host workshops and also socialise as a company. We hire our fabulous costumes that span the decades,  get together for sing-a-longs and welcome new members to come and try it all for themselves. If you have any questions we encourage you to  get in touch with us.

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WHAT'S ON

The Hardcase Hotel

Welcome to 1936 and the Hardcase Hotel; the last resort luxury hotel for the wild, weird and wacky rich who have been banned from the five-star hotels of Europe. Under the management of the flamboyant and indomitable Juan Carlos no guest is too difficult, and no situation is impossible. Until today. Today, a guest has been murdered, and with the Hotel cut off by flash flooding Juan Carlos is going to have to find out which of the oddball guests is the killer and why. Classic murder mystery served with a delicious twist of comedy!

Harlequin Theatre, 152 Dixon Street, Masterton

 

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Acting Antics

Acting Antics is a structured program that takes place over the course of the school holidays.

A group of children and work through the holiday to practice and then perform a play for their friends and family. 

This is a great way to introduce your children to the stage in one short block that lets them get a taste for being on stage. 

Send an email for more details. 

MEMBERSHIPS

YOUTH

This membership is for those aged 18 years and under and costs just $20 annually.

SINGLE

This membership includes full voting rights as well as discounts on show tickets and costume hire.

COUPLE

As a member you have voting rights, 20% discounted tickets and discounted costume hire.

FAMILY

A family is considered 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children. Extra children can be added. 

Costume

and Wardrobe

Fancy putting on the ritz in one of our fantastic costumes that span periods and themes? 

PHONE

Carol - 0223235210 or Christine - 0273512879

EMAIL

info@mastertontheatrecompany.co.nz

ADDRESS

137 Ngaumutawa Rd & 152 Dixon St

Masterton