Register Now for NYDS 2014!
Sat 19th - Sun 27th April, 2014
Each year for eight days in April, up to 250 students aged 14-19 come from all over New Zealand and beyond to sunny Hawke’s Bay to experience what they often describe as the best week of their lives. NYDS offers world-class instruction in theatre, film, design, technical theatre, songwriting, editing, dance, circus skills and more. Workshops are taught by industry professionals, who are both active in their creative field and passionate about sharing their skills and experience.
NYDS alumni populate New Zealand’s top tertiary training institutions in the arts and are at the forefront of our creative industries—working as artists, technicians and managers in theatre, film, television and beyond. Students consistently tell us that in addition to skills, they gain self-confidence, a sense of community and connection, and an opportunity to indulge their passion with like-minded individuals. Many also tell us that for the first time in their lives they feel accepted and free to truly be themselves.