Te Kura Toi Whakaari o Aotearoa: New Zealand Drama School (Toi Whakaari) is New Zealand's largest dedicated training provider for professionals in the screen and performing arts. In 2010 we celebrated our 40th anniversary. Our whakapapa (lineage) dates back almost to the beginning of a professional performing arts industry in this country and together we have grown hand in hand. Our graduates now occupy key roles in all sectors of the industry and related fields.
In 1989 Toi Whakaari took the step of embracing Tikanga M?ori (M?ori process) as an essential element in the life of the School. Over the following years the School has built, step by step, on this commitment, consistently looking for processes and structures in which we can recognise a uniquely New Zealand drama school.