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Ngā Toi – Performing Arts Centre

Ngā Toi

Your Legacy, Our Future fundraising campaign for our new Performing Arts Centre

Ngā Toi – Performing Arts Centre and Gough Family Theatre

Fundraising Goal: $3,000,000

The development of Ngā Toi, including the Gough Family Theatre, is the current building project on the St Andrew’s College campus. This exciting facility will be a hub for many Secondary and Preparatory School students who take part in a wide variety of cultural pursuits at the College.


The St Andrew’s College Drama Club began in 1921. Cultural pursuits have always been an integral part of life at the College. Students immersed in the arts are encouraged to think critically, be culturally aware, take risks, communicate ideas and express themselves.

Hundreds of people in the St Andrew’s community visit the Theatre each year to watch our enthusiastic, talented students perform in top quality theatre and ballet productions, music performances and dance revues. The Theatre is also a place where students can learn to participate in behind the scenes roles, such as sound, music and lighting, costumes, make‑up, set design, props, stage management, directing and producing.

The new Gough Family Theatre will be an exciting development within Ngā Toi – Performing Arts Centre, with upgraded facilities to match the incredible talents of our students.

Features of the Performing Arts Centre development include:
• Black Box Drama room and performance space;
• Ballet studio;
• Dance room;
• larger stage and backstage areas;
• enhanced sound and lighting;
• new designated areas for changing and storage;
• a larger entranceway and foyer with space for food facilities;
• greater comfort for the audience.

How You Can Help

By contributing to the Your Legacy, Our Future campaign, your generosity will help us to complete this significant project. Your support will enable us to finish this important building and create an outstanding Performing Arts+ Centre for present and future students. Construction began in December 2021, with completion due for the start of the 2024 academic year.

Larger Donations

Create a lasting legacy and provide ongoing support for our current and future students by making a donation towards the new Performing Arts Centre, which includes the Gough Family Theatre. You can even join forces with your family, sports team, cultural group, or class to pool your resources. For more details about these exciting opportunities, please contact the Development team via email, or phone +64 3 940 2021. Terms are flexible.

The Dance Studio – Gina Satterthwaite (Fife Foundation)
The Drama Studio – Gina Satterthwaite (Fife Foundation)
The Sound Box – John and Alison Westgarth
The Theatre – Gough Family Theatre
The Theatre Foyer – Old Collegians Association
The Ballet Studio – Available

Other Ways You Can Help

A Note from the College Song

A stunning artwork of the College Song will be displayed in the ‘Old Collegians Foyer’ and will include a recognition plaque for your child or family.

Bronze note $3,000
Silver note $5,000
Gold note $10,000

Theatre Seat (with plaque)

A theatre seat will be acknowledged with a plaque on the seat, bearing your child or family name, or honouring an Old Collegian or special event.

Theatre Seat $2,000

All donations to the new Performing Arts Centre and Gough Family Theatre will be much appreciated by St Andrew's College.

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All cash donations are eligible for the 33% tax credit for individuals and trusts or a tax deductible expense for companies.