Calendar of Events for 2017

Term One (30th January 2017 to 13th April 2017)

New Student Leaders & New Teachers Workshop – Sunday 5th March 2017, 10am to 3pm

Experienced Student Leaders & Experienced Teachers Workshop – Sunday 12th March 2017, 10am to 3pm

Buddy Nights (Lets have fun! Dip your toe in the water)

Arrange Buddy Nights with your buddy school; you are expected to host at least one night with your buddy school. If budget allows we will provide you a professional MC.

Player Nights

Player Nights are held between 20 March 2017 and 7 July 2017. You need to have participated in one Player Night to go onto your Festival Night. You tell us the date and show time, we organise three other schools to participate and supply an MC, Timekeeper/Judge. If budget allows we will also provide a Muso.


Term Two (1st May 2017 to 7th July 2017)

 Player Nights continue

Buddy Nights continue


Term Three (24th July 2017 to 29th September 2017)

Festival Nights

You need to have played in a Buddy Night, Player Night and had half your tutor time to enter one Festival Night with one team of up to 4 students.

Allocated dates are:

Festival one – Wednesday 16th August 2017
Festival two – Friday 18th August 2017
Festival three – Wednesday 23rd August 2017
Festival four – Friday 25th August 2017
Festival five – Wednesday 30th August 2017
Festival six – Friday 1st September 2017

Announce Finalists (via email) – Friday 6th September 2017

TYP Final Celebration Festival – Friday 22nd September 2017


Don’t just take our word for it, here’s what some former students have to say about TYP…..


“You can be who or what you want to be. All it takes is education, confidence, focus, an awesome team and an encouraging teacher is what you need for success.”
EDVIN, KBHS Junior B Team Player

“Theatresports is the magical realm where all a Scotsman could want is potato….or Theatresports is the bomb diggity… or Theatresports is awesome because it’s just another opportunity to insult Mitchell (your friends)”
Tate Steel, St Kentigern College

“TYP was such a confidence builder for me. I met some great people, who I still colaborate and work with today. Not only did I learn a bunch about performance, fast and creative thinking, the occasional free pizza was pretty sweet too.”
Chris Neels (Professional Actor studying in London.)

“Theatre Sports to Me Is Much more Than Acting, its What Releases My Emotions and Is Where I Feel Most Happiest and Most At Home.”

CONOR, KBHS Junior A Team Player and Junior B Team Captain

Who would have thought when I started playing Theatresports in High School, that 26 years later I would still be playing, and even getting paid for it. Improv skills are great to have for stand-up, theatre and for showing off. The skills I started to develop in school have been invaluable throughout my performance career.”
Penny Ashton (Creative Director)

“I love how everyone (including the audience) works together to build up an entertaining and exciting scene. It is a collaborative flow of imaginative ideas which builds up the scene, and it relies on everyone accepting and advancing on each others unique input and thoughts.”
Adam Szentes, Glendowie College

“I love that no matter who you are off stage, you can make your audience laugh, smile and cry with you in every performance.”
Sean Stapleton (Auckland Grammar)