The 57th annual festival will run from 11 July to 15 August
2021 Programmes

The South Auckland Performing Arts Competition Society Inc.

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).  

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2021 Festival Dates 

Speech Section (Junior and Senior) will commence Monday 12th July and conclude on Tuesday 13th July.  No evening sessions.
Junior Piano Section will commence Wednesday 14th and run to Friday 16th July.
The venue for both sections will be the Uplift Centre, Pukekohe
(please see programmes for full details)
Note that Senior Piano will be held in the Hawkins Theatre the following week.

PAPAKURA – Hawkins Theatre
Tuesday 20 July to Sunday 25th July (second week of the school holidays)
Senior Piano (Tuesday only) followed by Vocal sections.
Junior Vocal Wednesday to Friday, followed by Senior Vocal Saturday and Sunday.
Vocal Groups please see 13th August.
Junior Piano please refer to Pukekohe dates.

Friday 30 July to Sunday 1 August (end of first week of Term Three)
Instrumental Section excluding groups (see Friday 6th for groups)

Friday 6 to Sunday 8 August
6th: late afternoon/evening Instrumental Groups
7th: Tap (day and evening sessions)
8th: Troupes (day session only)

Friday 13 to Sunday 15 August
13th: late afternoon/evening Vocal Groups
14th and 15th: Ballet sessions as organised

Highland Section will be held at the Karaka Hall on Sunday 11 July.


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