Established in 2016 by Rebecca and Quintin Brake, the Lakes Performing Arts Centre has welcomed thousands of people of all ages and from all walks of life into the world of performing arts.
Whether it’s dance, drama, music or vocal, the centre’s talented team have inspired their students to have the confidence to perform at the best of their abilities, regardless if it’s in the comfort of their own homes, or on stage. The centre offers a comprehensive range of affordable classes for the whole whānau to enjoy – from preschoolers to seniors.
Lakes Performing Arts Centre was established based on a vision to set up a space that provided performing arts opportunities for the whole community. In 2021, the centre became a charitable trust allowing it to explore new opportunities and support to do greater things within the arts for the Rotorua community.
Today, the centre and its creative people continue to create opportunities within, and for, the community through workshops and productions, in-school education, school holiday programmes and helping students gain dance scholarships, national titles and entry to prestigious dance academies.