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Acting Classes

Looking for Auckland acting classes? Howick Little Theatre's classes are structured to allow individual students to learn and be challenged in a fun environment. You do not need to have existing acting experience –- a strong desire to be there and a willingness to try new things is all that is required (though a sense of humour is a plus!). A range of theatrical devices, games, styles, exercises and devised provocations is used. Focus is given to character development and storytelling and students will learn much and grow in confidence. There is also a strong emphasis on creating work. Students are encouraged to free up their imaginations and explore the notion of play as a creative tool while also learning to trust their abilities to communicate through physical expression. 


PAYMENTS: Pre-enrolment and full payment of term fees are required before the first day of class each term. No place will be confirmed for a student until full payment has been received. Students will not be able to participate if they have not paid the term's fee in full before the start of each term. Please note there will be no refund for missed classes.

WITHDRAWAL FROM A CLASS: A student may withdraw from a booked class at no cost before the first class of term. Withdrawal after the first class of term will incur a $25 administration charge, then the balance of fees will be refunded. If a student withdraws any later in the term, no refund of fees will be payable. Notification of withdrawal from a class must be in writing.

Meet our tutor

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 Tutor Ruby Love (Power Rangers, Burying Brian, Life’s A Riot) began acting professionally at the age of 6 and fell in love. She brings with her 15+ years of experience and has since studied at Te Kura o Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School and École Philippe Gaulier. Ruby continues to work across stage, screen and as a voice artist, and delights in facilitating opportunities for actors to train and explore. She has trained in workshops including Character, Mask and Melodrama. Through devised work she has explored visual components of story alongside puppetry, story structure and an ongoing research of creative processes. She brings a strong passion and curiosity. A keen investigator of storytelling, creation, and play, her classes are a mix of games, script-work, devising, and improvisation. Ruby loves to see students bring their whole selves forward and find joy and free-flowing imagination in performance.


There are  classes available to suit different ages and allow student progression. The classes are arranged in these groups: 6-8 years, 9-11 years, 12-15 years, and adults (16+). The adult classes, which feature a strong screen component, are on Mondays, with the other age groups on Tuesdays.


There is now an additional class for for ages 12-15 on Mondays, 5.30-6.30pm. It covers On-Screen Acting techniques for Film/TV. Students are given scripts to learn and prepare, then work towards filming these on camera. There will be a number of these pieces of different genres and the opportunity to write their own pieces as well. The class centres around students getting the opportunity to be on camera and become more familiar there, and investigating what can create engaging performance on screen. The Tuesday class for year 12-15, from 6pm-7pm, does Theatre Sports and improvisation. Enrol in one class or both. 

We advise participants to wear comfortable loose clothes and closed-toe shoes.

2023 Terms

Term 1:     Mon, 13 February to 3 April (8 weeks)

                 Tues, 7 February to 4 April (9 weeks)

Term 2:    Mon, April 24 to June 26 (10 weeks excluding Queen’s Birthday)

                 Tues, May 2  to June 27 (9 weeks)

Term 3:   Mon, 17 July to 18 Sept (9 weeks)

                 Tues, 18 July to 19 Sept (10 weeks)

Term 4:   Mon, 9 Oct to 11 December (10 weeks excluding Labour Day)

                 Tues, 10 Oct to 12 Dec (10 weeks)



In-class presentations are staged during the year as well as opportunities to share work with friends and family.


Enrol Online


  • ENQUIRIES ABOUT A PLACE IN A CLASS: Please click here to receive more information from our office  about the availability of a class place before completing the online enrolment form. New students should not make a payment without first checking there are places available. 

The class fee per term for senior teens and adult students is $195 and $110 for junior students. It must be paid in full prior to the start of each term.

Please note there will be no refund for missed classes.



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