Formed in 1954, Howick Little Theatre is one of Auckland's leading community theatre groups and a leading company in New Zealand. Each year five plays are staged, many of them premieres, to thousands of people who come from all over Auckland as well as parts of the upper North Island. This year, HLT is celebrating 60 years of producing community theatre.
If you want to fundraise or socialise, make a PlayDate with us now. Buying a performance of a play has proven a lucrative fundraising option. In the past few years, groups have made close to $85,000 by taking advantage of HLT's PlayDate promotion.
Here's what one group said: "For at least the past 10-12 years, the Zonta Club of East Auckland has taken an annual PlayDate at Howick Little Theatre as a fundraiser for our Zonta International Foundation commitment. Many of our guests have become regular theatregoers, while others only come to support the fundraiser, but everyone enjoys the camaraderie of a get-together in a very convivial environment. It helps that HLT productions are always excellent and we try to choose a play that we feel will best suit our audience, so that they will keep coming. This is such an easy way of raising between $1200 and $1500 and we value the good relationship with HLT and their members in providing a great experience for all. –- Kathy Bigwood, President, Zonta Club of East Auckland
Looking for drama classes in Auckland? Why not try something new? Separate drama classes for adults and teenagers are held on Monday nights with tutor Ben Crowder. For children aged six years and over, there are classes on Tuesdays with Shoshana McCallum. Click here for details of the 2014 classes.