The 58th annual festival is scheduled to run from Sunday 10th July to Sunday 14th August 2022

The South Auckland Performing Arts Competition Society Inc.

Notice: All welcome to the SAPACS AGM on Sunday 16 October at 2pm.
This is the last day of the upcoming school holidays. The core committee will meet in person, but you are very welcome to join us on Zoom. For login details, please email
Also please email with any items you would like added to the agenda, or with any feedback, comments, etc. A new Piano Convenor, or convening team, is needed – so please get in touch if you can help with this.


The entry forms are now closed.

2022 Programme Sections

Please direct all general and music enquiries to Lynda ( and to Rachel for dance sections (

The South Auckland Performing Arts Competitions Festival (SAPACS) is a major event on the Region’s Arts Calendar. It is run under the umbrella of the Performing Arts Competitions Association of New Zealand (PACANZ).

This year’s festival is able to take place under current Covid settings. Of course, we will need to adhere to any Covid rules that may be in place for the July / August period. At the moment, face masks are required to be worn inside our performance venues.

Below is our schedule of dates to assist with your planning. Please check back on this website for any further information as it becomes available. Adjudicator profiles are available on the adjudicator’s link. Programme sections will be uploaded in section order approximately 4 to 5 weeks in advance of each section’s start dates. Your convenor will have a broad outline of class times prior to that for those needing to book accompanists etc.

Updated 2022 Festival Dates

PUKEKOHE – Venue: Uplift Centre, 52 Franklin Road, Pukekohe (same as 2021)
Junior Piano Section will commence Wednesday 13th and run to Friday 15th July.
Note that Senior Piano will be held in the Hawkins Theatre the following week.

PAPAKURA – Hawkins Theatre
Wednesday 20 July to Sunday 24th July (second week of the school holidays)
Senior Piano Wednesday only followed by Vocal sections.
Junior Vocal Thursday and Friday, followed by Senior Vocal Saturday and Sunday.
Vocal Groups please see 12th August.
Junior Piano please refer to Pukekohe dates.

Friday 29 July to Sunday 31 July (end of first week of Term Three)
Instrumental Section Friday session will be held early evening.

Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 August
6th: Tap (day and evening sessions)
7th: Troupes (day session only)

Please note that instrumental groups scheduled for the 5th have been cancelled due to low entries.
Highland Section will be held at the Karaka Hall on Saturday 6 August.

Friday 12 to Sunday 14 August
12th: late afternoon/evening Vocal Groups
13th and 14th: Ballet sessions as organised

(no Speech & Drama section in 2022)

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