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Massive Education

Massive Theatre Company has been working with teachers and schools for 27 years.


Massive Education

Massive Theatre has been working with teachers & schools for 27 years.

Our emerging artists' theatre productions are of a fully professional standard but are created by young people, with content which is totally pertinent to the youth of Aotearoa.


Current production

Book to see a schools matinee. Tickets are only $12.

Education Resources

Download the education resource packs to use for NCEA exams.

Teachers workshop

Attend a professional development workshop for teachers.

Massive Making

Engage us to come into your school with a bespoke 1-2 day workshop for your class.


Written by: Jo Randerson
Directed by: Stef Fink
Design: Micheal McCabe
Lighting: Jane Hakaraia

Our 2019 emerging artists’ production ‘Like a River, I Disagree,’ is being written by Jo Randerson, acclaimed writer, director and artistic director of Wellington-based theatre company Barbarian Productions.

Jo’s award-winning shows have played in New Zealand and worldwide, and her writing has twice been shortlisted for the International Institute of Modern Letters Prize.


September: Development workshop with Massive Nui Ensemble
December: Script development with Jo Randerson & Sam Scott

February: Auditions
July 23-29: Auckland season (including 2 school matinees)
August 7: Whangarei performance at Forum North



Put a hold on tickets or place a confirmed booking for your school.   

Wednesday July 24 - Friday July 26, 11am
Monday July 29, 10am and 1pm: SOLD OUT

Wednesday August 7, 11am

Cost per seat:  $12

All schools only performances are followed by a 20-30 minute post show forum - an opportunity for you to meet the company and continue the conversation with us.


Cast & creative team

Education Resource Packs

You will receive an education resource pack to accompany your attendance closer to the time. Examples of previous packs can be seen on our Education Resources page.

Education Resources

Study Guides for our Productions

These education packs contain valuable information about design elements, the director's vision, themes and our method of devising or our process for writing the script.

The Wholehearted


The Island

The Brave

massive Making

You can have one or two Massive tutors to come into your secondary school and work with students. Artistic Director, Sam Scott, consults with the teacher/s to design the best possible residency for the students' needs.


Contact Sam Scott directly to discuss what we can offer to give you the best experience possible

Massive Making is a tailor-made residency in your school. Usually 2 days, but we can tailor it to your needs!


This workshop focuses on how Massive makes theatre, and puts the students in the ‘making seat’. It is often used as a one-off experience of our practice which may go on to influence the student’s future devising/making projects i.e. with juniors.


It is also useful at the beginning of a devising unit of work to get the students generating material and thinking around how and what they might create.

Even though Massive is based in Auckland, please note we do travel nationally and internationally to deliver these workshops. So please do still get in touch if you are outside of Auckland.

Our students were able to experience true ‘authenticity’ in the approach, nature and outcomes from their work. The material generated, and processes followed, opened our students’ eyes up to what a day in the life of performer/actor/theatre maker really involves out the industry and gave them the hunger to shift their commitment and impulses within their own work to a new level of real heart and impact.
— Ryan Benjamin - Teacher - McAuley Highschool

massive Teachers workshop

All workshops are run by Sam Scott MNZM, Founder and Artistic Director for Massive Company. 

2018 Teacher workshops registrations now open

For Teachers and Theatre Practioners. These workshops are designed for teachers of young people, but are also perfect for theatre practitioners with a particular interest in devising work. The workshops are designed so you are both actively involved and observational. 

All workshops offer a progression of whatever you might have experienced in a previous teachers workshop. Within each region there is a new focus for devising with subsequent workshops.

We may re-endorse some of the key fundamental skills and techniques which Massive Company places at the heart of its work, but it will always be with a fresh approach and application.

Fee: $85 + GST.  Concessions are available on a case by case basis. Please apply on the registration form.

2018 workshops will be concentrating on 'provocations' to inspire drama with chosen themes.



2018 Workshops