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iTICKET Showdown is the Auckland secondary school production competition.

And the best part is you don’t have to do anything other than create the same awesome show that you would anyway!

Our judging team, who are all experienced theatre practitioners, come along and watch your production.


Early in Term 4, the judges release their lists of nominees in 23 categories – performance, technical and production; musical and drama.

In October/November we hold the iTICKET Showdown Awards night. This is a chance for your school – students, staff, 9759.jpgparents and friends – to dress up (ball outfits are great!) and celebrate! The night is held at the stunning Sky City Theatre in Auckland City, is hosted by a professional comedian, and features some performances from the shows entered. The nominees are read and the winner in each category is announced.

IMG_6897.jpgThe aim of Showdown is:

  • To encourage young performers and foster excellence in the performing arts.
  • To promote the performing arts as an option for tertiary study and as a career path.
  • To raise the profile of performing arts in school.
  • To build links between school performing arts programmes and Auckland community theatres.

Showdown is a focal point for secondary school performing arts in Auckland.

To enter, download an entry form from the Downloads page.

Are YOU ready for a Showdown  



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