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.

2022 Group Entry Form

The individual entry form is now closed.

Online Group Entries: This link has been extended for at least a week to Monday 16th May at 10pm. We will review entries at that stage.

Individual Adult Vocal: The entry form has been disabled, but adult vocal has been extended for at least a week to Monday 16th May at 10pm. We will review entries at that stage. Please contact for entry information.

Please direct all music enquiries to Lynda as above and Rachel for dance sections. (

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

The SAPACS committee has decided to plan for a 2022 Festival in the hopes that it will be able to take place in some form. Of course, we will need to adhere to any Covid rules that may be in place for the July / August period, which may include venues not being available. Under the “red traffic light” we can go ahead at our Pukekohe venue with the various restrictions in place, but unfortunately the Hawkins Theatre is not available till the “orange traffic light”. The music sections scheduled for the Hawkins Theatre will be moved to the Pukekohe venue in the event that we are in the red setting.

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. 2022 Syllabus sections are now online for all sections (excluding Speech & Drama – which sadly has been cancelled for 2022). Adjudicator profiles are also on this site.
Entries will close on Monday 9th May, space permitting. There are no late entries this year and note the short window for submitting entries.

Please direct all dance section enquiries to

Music sections and general enquiries to

Proposed 2022 Festival Dates 

PUKEKOHE – Venue: Uplift Centre, 52 Franklin Drive, Pukekohe (same as 2021)
Junior Piano Section will commence Wednesday 13th and run to Saturday 16th July.
Note that Senior Piano will be held in the Hawkins Theatre the following week.

PAPAKURA – Hawkins Theatre
Monday 18 July to Sunday 24th July (second week of the school holidays)
Senior Piano (Monday/Tuesday only) followed by Vocal sections.
Junior Vocal Wednesday to Friday/Saturday, followed by Senior Vocal Saturday and Sunday.
(Adults please be aware that we may need to run a Friday evening session for you).
Vocal Groups please see 12th August.
Junior Piano please refer to Pukekohe dates.

Thursday 28 July to Sunday 31 July (end of first week of Term Three)
Instrumental Section excluding groups (see Friday 5th for groups).    Thursday and Friday sessions will only be held after-school and evenings as needed.

Friday 5 to Sunday 7 August
5th: late afternoon/evening Instrumental Groups
6th: Tap (day and evening sessions)
7th: Troupes (day session only)

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

Highland Section will be held at the Karaka Hall on Saturday 6 August


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