In Which Dorothy and Toto Find a Fun Thing to Do

DOROTHYToto, I can’t think of anything to do. Nothing ever happens around here. We haven’t even had a decent tornado to hide from in ages.
TOTOOoh, I’ve thought of something!
DOROTHYThis better be good… And nothing to do with bones…
TOTOThe WIZARD OF OZ is coming to The Turner Centre, Kerikeri, in exactly ONE MONTH! Let’s book some tickets!
DOROTHYWell, that is a wonderful idea, Toto! You know how much I’d love to see The Wizard!

The Wizard of Oz

16 – 18 OCT | Turner Centre Kerikeri

“We’re off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz!” Come and join the youth members of the Stage Door Theatre Company in this beloved and magical adventure. With familiar songs, fun, laughter and even a few flying monkeys. This classic story, brought to life by a young talented cast of thirty-six 7 – 17 year-olds, is not to be missed.

Photo Credit: Flash Gordon Photography | Artwork: Take Five Agency

A Master Class in Acting – Creating a Character

The Stage Door presents “A Master Class in Acting – Creating a Character.”

COVID-19 UPDATE: This Masterclass has been postponed due to current restrictions. Many apologies for any inconvenience. Keep checking back for updates.

The 6 week course to be held at The Turner Centre will be tutored by  Wendy Irvine who has extensive experience in NZ and overseas. She has a  Diploma in Drama from the UK and Trinity College qualifications in Speech and Drama.

Places are strictly limited; open to people aged 16+ and will cost $120, starting on Sunday 23rd August.

Applicants are invited to apply with an expression of interest to including their name, address, phone number, age, any previous experience and why they are interested in the course. You’re welcome to use the contact form below.


  • TIME: 2 – 4 pm
  • VENUE: The Turner Centre
  • COST: $120
  • AGES: 16+

Later in the Year: A Cracker of a Show!

4 & 5 Dec | The Turner Centre Kerikeri

Following on from The Wizard of Oz by our youth members in mid-October, The Stage Door Theatre Company are bringing you a laugh-a-minute comedy revue called ‘Christmas Cracker’ full of fun sketches! We’ll also be raising money for a very good cause – Mid-Northland Hospice from ticket sales.

Sketches include the failed dinner party, a typical evening with Netflix, an aging Romeo and Juliet, the Blind Date, Les Mis in 4 Minutes and plenty more.

Tickets are now on sale through iTicket and the Turner Centre Box Office. Two performances only, so don’t miss your chance for some festive fun.

At Last, We’re Off to See The Wizard!

16-18 October | The Turner Centre Kerikeri

Lockdown put us out of action for a while and we had to postpone our youth production of The Wizard of Oz, despite being almost ready to go!

But we’re back, and the show will go on. Come and join in the fun with this classic magical tale of Dorothy, Toto and all the friends – and enemies – they meet on their journey through the mysterious land of Oz as they try to get back home. Filled with wonderful songs and colourful characters, this is the feelgood show for all the family to welcome in the Spring.

Tickets available through iTicket and at the Turner Centre Box Office.

Fun for All the Family!


We’ve been asked to participate in a video for a song to inspire hope for the future in these unsettling times. The song has been written by Swiss musician, Camille Bontempo, and her music video will be made up of lots of little video clips from young people all around the world. Exciting!
You can do a little dance, paint a happy picture, hold up your favourite teddy bear, dress up as a superhero, play an instrument – pretty much anything you like. Go wild!

DEADLINE for submissions: Sun 26th April

If you wish to submit a video, please send an email to and Camille will send you instructions.