Initialize is delighted to be partnering with the Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board to deliver a 10-week programme at the Onehunga Community Centre on Thursday afternoons.

We are also very excited to be delivering a six-week programme at the Albany Youthline Building on Monday afternoons.

Both programmes are fully subsidised and free of charge for successful applicants. Limited spaces available.

Our TERM 1 PILOT programmeS ARE now full.

Click the button below to join the waiting list for a free trial class in Term 2, 2019.

To find out more about our classes and term fees, follow this link.

Why apply?

  • Let loose your creative side with improv drama, theatre sport games and team building activities.

  • Learn simple and effective communication, self-reflection and emotional literacy skills.

  • Connect with other young people who have similar interests in a fun and supportive environment.

  • Take part in developing our programme, directly contributing to helping other young people build invaluable emotional literacy and leadership skills.

  • Be part of an awesome end-of-programme performance.


Where & When

Onehunga: Ten-week programme on Thursdays

Onehunga Community Centre: 83 Church St, Onehunga, Auckland.


Thurs 7th Feb 2019, 4-6pm 

Thurs 14th Feb 2019, 4pm-6pm

Thurs 21st Feb 2019, 4pm-6pm

Thurs 28th Feb 2019, 4pm-6pm

Thurs 7th March 2019, 4pm-6pm

Thurs 14th March 2019, 4pm-6pm

Thurs 21st March 2019, 4pm-6pm

Thurs 28th March 2019, 4pm-6pm 

Thurs 4th April 2019, 4pm-6pm

Performance night: TBC but most likely the evening of Friday 5th or Saturday 6th April 

Thurs 11th April 2019, 4pm-6pm 

Albany: Six-week programme on Mondays

Youthline Albany Building: 232 Dairy Flat Highway, Albany, Auckland.


Mon 11th Feb 2019, 4pm-6pm

Mon 18th Feb 2019, 4pm-6pm

Mon 25th Feb 2019, 4pm-6pm

Mon 4th March 2019, 4pm-6pm

Mon 11th March 2019, 4pm-6pm

Mon 18th March 2019, 4pm-6pm

Performance rehearsal: TBC but most likely Saturday 16th or Sunday 17th March, 10am-4pm

Performance night: TBC but most likely the evening of Friday 22nd or Saturday 23rd March 



Our weekly classes officially launch in Term 2, 2019. Before we launch, Initialize is delivering two free pilot programmes over Term 1, 2019.

The purpose of our pilot programmes is to gather feedback from participants and parents in order to ensure that we are not only basing our programme on research and years of experience in this field, but also on direct feedback from students who have taken part.

Running a pilot programme aligns with our values of transparency and a commitment to growth through feedback. Find out more about our vision here.

The pilot programme will cover the same model as our standard term classes and will also offer participants the opportunity to take part in brainstorming ideas and giving feedback about the programme. Find out more about our classes here.

Who is eligible

We are looking for applicants aged 12-18 who have an interest in the creative arts and want to build their interpersonal and leadership skills. Previous drama experience is not required.