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 wendyntw@icloud.com. 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+

Stage Door Events in January 2020

We have TWO fun things going on!


The first is a return of our Theatre Academy to keep everyone busy during the summer holidays learning some awesome theatre skills.

DATES: Mon 13th to Thu 16th Jan

TIMES: 9am to 5pm

VENUE: Northtec, Kerikeri

We’ll be running two groups according to age – 8 to 11 years and 12+ years.

There are day rates available for this Academy too:

  • $100 for the week
  • OR $30 per day

FOR ALL ENQUIRIES, AND TO BOOK, email thestagedoorkerikeri@gmail.com


We’re auditioning 7 to 17 year olds for our Youth production of The Wizard of Oz which will be showing at The Turner Centre in Autumn 2020, directed by Jackie Matthews.

DATE: Sun 12th Jan

TIMES: 2pm – 5pm

VENUE: The Theatre Bar at The Turner Centre

FOR ALL ENQUIRIES, AND TO REGISTER, email jacsmatthews@gmail.com

ACADEMY PLUS – Theatre Workshop for Adults

Interested in acting? Want to brush up your skills? Stage Door launch Academy Plus.

As a result of demand, the Stage Door Theatre Company is launching a theatre experience for adults. Known as Academy Plus, it features classes by experts in acting, character, improvisation, stage movement, microphone technique, stage make-up and more.

The first of these takes place the weekend of September 14 and 15 from 10am to 4pm at Northtec, Kerikeri. Fee is $100 for the two days.

Following the outstanding successes of Shrek the Musical and Calendar Girls, we have had interest from more adults who haven’t been on stage since school, or who never have been, but who now want to be involved in our sort of community theatre here. This is for them and for our existing adult ensemble. It’s going to be a fun learning experience.

David Crewe, Stage Door Artistic Director

For information contact Joan on thestagedoorkerikeri@gmail.com

Announcing Calendar Girls, A Calendar and a Competition

A heart-warming, funny and moving play that has toured around the world and raised money for many Cancer charities, Calendar Girls is inspired by a true story. When the husband of a Yorkshire Women’s Institute member falls ill with cancer, the group are determined to raise money for a new sofa in the hospital waiting room. But how? A calendar, and not just any calendar!

The loveable cast of mature ladies decide to be bold and go nude for their cause, and they consequently take not only Yorkshire by storm, but the whole world! With fun, frolics and poignant scenes, this feel-good play has everything.

The Charity of Our Choice

The Stage Door Theatre Company have chosen the NZ Child Cancer Foundation as the recipient of $5 from every ticket sale.

Our Own Calendar : On Sale in July

On top of that, Stage Door are producing their very own calendar! The Kerikeri Calendar Girls Calendar, kindly funded by local businesses and photographed by Flash Gordon Photography @Take Five Agency, will be available to purchase before, during and after the show from their photo shoot locations around town, and with a donation of each sale also going to the NZ Child Cancer Foundation.

Win Two Tickets

Alongside the calendar, we’ll be running a series of blog posts, one for each month of the calendar, over the next two months. If you can correctly guess the public locations used for the calendar photography, you’ll go into a draw to WIN TWO TICKETS to the show.

AUGUST 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
VENUE: John Dalton Auditorium at the Turner Centre
Students (Under 16) : $20
Adults : $35
(With $5 from each ticket sale going to the NZ Child Cancer Foundation)



Photography by Flash Gordon Photography @ Take Five Agency

Design & Copy by Take Five Agency