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, rehearsal and performing arts education venues, TAPAC inclusively serves the creative needs and interests of Auckland’s diverse performing arts community.

TAPAC is a not-for-profit – we provide a unique nurturing space for some of Auckland’s most thriving arts companies including Massive Theatre Company, Touch Compass, Prayas Indian Theatre Company, Okareka Dance Company, PIPA and Marvellous Theatre Group as well as independent arts practitioners and other community performance groups. We welcome a broad cross-section of the community to our vibrant, purpose-built facility, making involvement in the performing arts accessible and affordable for those who would not commonly attend performing arts classes or productions.

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.