Since 2010 the NAPTA Trust have been awarding scholarships annually to assist applicants with their performing arts education development. Thanks to our generous sponsors, Geoff Clews Barrister and iTICKET, we are pleased to be able to offer a substantial prize pool again in 2016/17.
We are very pleased to announce the addition of the National Youth Theatre Company (NYTC) as new scholarship sponsor for 2017 - please see at the bottom of this page for more information.

If you have a burning desire to study performing arts locally or overseas, upskill yourself in a workshop, or give back to the community with a new initiative, let us know your idea!

Previous winners applied for scholarships for the following reasons:

  • Performing arts exams and competition fees
  • Hosting workshops and seminars for the theatre community
  • Education fees e.g. University fees, short courses
  • Study related materials

Mission of the Trust
To offer financial assistance for a recognised course of study or programme in the areas of education - performing arts, music, dance and drama.

Mid 2017 Quick Response Scholarship

Applications are now open, click here to apply!

Thanks to our generous sponsors, the National Youth Theatre Company (NYTC), we are able to provide one scholarship to cover all course fees of participating in NYTC's upcoming production of Peter Pan!

This scholarship will immerse the recipient in an NYTC show, providing new experiences for learning and developing their skills through practical application in a closely monitored and safe environment, while making lots of new friends along the way.

It is intended for someone who
  • is incredibly keen, and shows promise in, the performing arts
  • has not participated in an NYTC show before
  • needs financial assistance to cover the course fees
  • is 21 or younger as of 27 August 2017

There are 4 sections to this application
  • Applicant's Details
  • Primary Caregiver's Details
  • Scholarship Application
  • Confirmation

All applications are due before 5pm Friday 19th May
Scholarship recipient will be announced at the NAPTA Charitable Trust's AGM, Saturday 20th May 2017

For more information on Peter Pan or NYTC please visit

Any questions regarding the scholarships can be directed to


Thank you to our 2016 Season Sponsors:

Event Partners
iTICKET Geoff Clews, Barrister

Award Sponsors

Artemis Executive Recruitment

Estee Lauder Companies NZ Musical Theatre New Zealand Origin Theatrical

Amici Productions Corporate Media Sewtec WestKidz Music Theatre

Event Sponsors

CMD Print Devonport Chocolates

Trimage Amici Trust Apollo Theatre Company

Event Funders

The Lion Foundation Pub Charity Ltd