CPIT's Performing Arts offers you the opportunity to study a wide range of disciplines from acting, dance and singing to pop/rock and jazz performance, arranging/composition, music production and much more.
With experienced professionals who work collaboratively to help you maximise your potential, excellent facilities in which to rehearse and practice, and the opportunity to study in a city where people love live entertainment, CPIT is the ideal place to study performing arts.
CPIT's Performing Arts facilities are located at CPIT's Madras Street Campus in Christchurch.
We offer programmes of study in music theatre, musical arts and circo arts, led by our team of highly skilled, experienced and internationally respected tutors and performers, you'll enjoy a learning experience unlike anything else offered in New Zealand.
CPIT has impressive purpose-built facilities and working environments featuring:
- 170 seat auditorium and 80 seat theatre
- Multiple sound isolated and air-conditioned music practice and teaching rooms
- Mac computer suites with leading recording and scoring software
- Dance and acting studios
- Extensive theatrical wardrobe
- Dedicated music library
- Music recording studios with leading-edge technology
Industry and community
Employers seek our graduates knowing they are ready to contribute their creative energy, enthusiasm and ideas from day one.
We always create new opportunities for you to showcase your talent. As emerging artists, you will be sought after performers and production personnel, highly respected for your confidence and artistic professionalism.
Jazz School Live at NG Gallery
Freshly inspired by recent travels to New York and Toronto, musician Glen Wagstaff has gathered some of Christchurch’s best jazz talent for an all-star local line-up at Ng Gallery on...
Interactive artwork strikes many chords
CPIT unveils Chris Reddington and Stuart Lloyd-Harris' earthquake commemoration sculpture - Song song, to mark the second anniversary of the Canterbury earthquake....
NASDA performers promote safe partying
CPIT performing arts graduates are using the skills they’ve honed over three years of training to show teenagers how to stay safe while partying....
Creative Festival puts on a performance
Catch a cool jazz beat, explore cutting edge theatre and disability performance, celebrate Māori culture and discover the latest catwalk creations at CPIT's Creative Festival....
NASDA performs at Elaine Paige
NASDA students were buzzing after a visit from legendary British actress and singer Elaine Paige. Paige told stories of humble beginnings and invited the NASDA students to perform at her...
NASDA's lavish Beauty and the Beast
NASDA's third year student Tom Worthington goes out with a bang is how he described playing the role of Lefou in Beauty and the Beast. Opening 25 October....