Through the collective joy of dance, drama and creative arts education, we will celebrate the multicultural liveliness, vigour and brilliance of Auckland, and encourage creative aspirations both in our region and beyond.

One of the city's most popular performance and rehearsal venues TAPAC inclusively serves the creative needs and interests of a diverse performing arts community. TAPAC is Auckland’s most vibrant, contemporary, purpose built city fringe performing arts facility.

TAPAC actively hosts Auckland’s thriving arts companies including, Massive Theatre Company, Co. Theatre Physical, Touch Compass, The Outfit Theatre Co,  House of Hudson, Prayas Indian Theatre Co., DANZ, Marvellous Theatre Group, independent arts practitioners and community performance groups.

TAPAC is also the home of the Western Springs College Performing Arts School.

TAPAC is the result of a partnership between Auckland City Council and Western Springs College.

TAPAC opened in July 2003.



To provide a vibrant and inspiring centre for excellence in performing arts and education.
To provide a link  in the professional, community and educational  performing arts of New Zealand.
To provide a safe and positive environment for established, emerging artists and arts education.
To welcome and support people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.
To maintain an innovative, well-designed building reflecting the diversity of its users and the beauty and history of the local environment.
To be a professionally managed facility.
To support excellence in the performing arts.
To celebrate and encompass the diversity of our place in The Pacific and encourage vibrant interaction within the international community.