The 60th annual festival will run from 7 July to 10 August 2024

All sections have now closed. If you wish to be considered for any musical classes which might become available, please email details to For tap, ballet, and troupes, email

2024 Festival Information

The South Auckland Performing Arts Competition Society Inc.

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).

Below is our schedule of dates for 2024, our Diamond Jubilee Year! Further information will be published over the next few weeks – syllabuses, adjudicator information etc., and don’t forget to follow us on social media.




Uplift Centre, 52 Franklin Road, Pukekohe:

Speech & Drama
Sunday afternoon 7 July to Tuesday 9 July
Reserve Part Day – 10 July

Junior Piano
Wednesday 10 July to Friday 12 July
Reserve Part Day – Either 9 or 13 July

Hawkins Theatre, 13 Ray Small Drive, Papakura

Senior Piano
Monday and/or Tuesday 15-16 July
Reserve Part Day – 17 July

Junior Vocal
From Wednesday 17July to Friday 19 July
Reserve Part Day – Either 16 July or 20 July

Adult Vocal
Saturday and Sunday 20 and 21 July
Reserve Part Day – 19 July                                                

Vocal Groups – all ages and genres
Friday 9 August late afternoon & evening

General Acoustic Instrumental
Thursday & Friday late afternoon & evening 25 & 26 July
Saturday and Sunday 27 & 28 July
Reserve afternoon/evenings – 1 & 2 August

Tap & Troupes
3-4 August – Tap Saturday, Troupes Sunday

Ballet (selected classes)
Saturday 10 August

Sunday 11 August is a general reserve day at this stage.

Saturday 3 August:  Note this will be held at the Karaka War Memorial Hall

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ADVERTISERS 2023 – Please support those businesses who support us!

Carlielle Kitchens, Pukekohe
Easy Store, Pukekohe
Top Notch (Engraving & Book Exchange)
South Auckland Marine, Takanini
ABRSM, Auckland
AIRMTNZ (Registered Music Teachers NZ Auckland Branch)
Prestige Productions (Gina Sanders)
The Clevedon Valley Music Foundation Trust
McDonalds Family Restaurant, Pukekohe
Pukekohe South Doctors

2023 MAJOR SPONSORS OF SAPACS ($50 or more in sponsorship and advertising)

Anonymous Supporter – Piano
Bruce & Jessie Pulman
Cherry Davis
Opera Factory Trust
The Croudis Bonniface family
Fiona Ferens
David & Mary McAlister
Alex Milligan
Melissa Tsoi
Moira Moore
Libby McMiken
Williams Family (the late Dorothy Wiseman)
Karen Yang & Judy Zhou
Gemma Lee
AIRMTNZ (Registered Music Teachers, NZ Auckland)
McDonald’s Family Restaurant Pukekohe
Phil & Delia Cook
Stockman Contractors
Marie Morrison
Janice Webb
The McDowall Family/Majors ‘n’ Minors
Florence & Millicent Preece
Ivy Hou
Rachel Zhou
South Auckland Choral
Auckland Art Song & Leider (AASL)
The Bray Family
South Auckland Marine Takanini
Gowan Brae Valley Studios/Gina Sanders
Pukekohe South Doctors
Lyn Wilcox
Top Notch (Engraving & Book Exchange)
The Clevedon Valley Music Foundation Trust
Cassandra McCowan
The Briggs Family
Easy Store Pukekohe
Patricia Appleton
Jean Phillpotts
The Webster Family
Carlielle Kitchens Pukekohe
Mandy Knights
The Gardner Family
Ms OJ Meyer
P & R Jarrett
The O’Brien Family
The Park Family
The Curtayne Family
The Winstanley Family