About Us

Centre Stage Taupo strives to provide exciting theatre craft experiences, and to produce and encourage creative opportunities for everyone through quality management, progressive attitudes and working as a team towards excellence.

Our Values 

  • Working as a Team
  • Respecting Individuality
  • Having Integrity
  • Adding Community Value

The Taupo Dramatic Society and Taupo Operatic Society joined together in 1986 to become Centre Stage (Taupo) Inc. Centre Stage is an incorporated society, owned by its members for the benefit of the Taupo Community. Any financial surpluses are reinvested in the achievement of our mission. Centre Stage Taupo is a registered charity [CC31006]. Centre Stage Taupo is a member of Musical Theatre New Zealand.

Centre Stage Committee 2018/19

Centre Stage Taupo is managed by a committee who meet monthly, and are elected annually at our AGM.

Centre Stage Committee 2018

Back row (left to right): Sarah Gregory, Denise Edmonds, Lee Watkins, Liam Dunne, Steve Punter, Lynn Harriman, Sue Goldsmith.
Front row (left to right): Toni Sullivan, Mandy Thomas, Dervla Murtagh, Lormar Bell.

President: Mandy Thomas
Vice President: Toni Sullivan
Secretary: Dervla Murtagh
Treasurer: Lormar Bell


Denise Edmonds
Sarah Gregory (Newsletter)
Steve Punter (Health and Safety)
Liam Dunne
Sue Goldsmith (Futures)
Lynn Harriman
Lee Watkins

Other roles:

Hall Custodian: Tom Anderson
Wardrobe: Toni Sullivan
Archives: Jo Bixley
Patron: Diane Haimes

Find out more about What’s On and Past Productions.