Stage Antics at Buckland Hall

We are thrilled to welcome Emma Bishop and StageAntics to Buckland Hall

From small beginnings in Auckland in 2017, StageAntics has developed quickly over the past six years and being part of the StageAntics whanau is a ‘hot ticket’!

Buckland Hall

From Thursday 2nd May StageAntics will be holding classes at Buckland Hall (Front Hall)

PLUS there will be a StageAntics public production on 2nd and 3rd August at Buckland Hall

How to enrol

Bookings should be made by contacting Emma Bishop at StageAntics on 021413662 or emailing

Dot & the Kangaroo JR at Buckland Hall 2-3 August 2024

StageAntics Pukekohe is thrilled to present this New Zealand Premiere of Dot and the Kangaroo JR.

This family fun musical tells the story of young, rambunctious Dot who longs for an adventure, exploring everything the country has to offer.
When she finds herself lost and afraid in the darkening Australian bush, Dot befriends a wise mother Kangaroo who enlists the help of Australia’s favourite bush creatures to help Dot find her way back home.

An hour long musical featuring local rangatahi aged 11-18 years is a  perfect outing to the theatre for all ages.

StageAntics at Buckland Hall
StageAntics at Buckland Hall

Emma Bishop is a well-known theatre and education practitioner in Aotearoa.

Growing up in theatre Emma spent her first act in Dunedin as an active member of both Opera Otago and Dunedin Operatic, with highlights being performing in the 1994 Consortium of Les Miserables and 1995 Merry Widow with Dame Malvina Major.
Here Emma attended Otago University as a voice student of Honor McKellar.
The second act saw her relocate to Nelson to attend performing arts school as it became apparent that musical theatre was her number one passion. Here highlights included gaining a Diploma in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) and playing Columbia in The Rocky Horror Picture Show for the Nelson Arts Festival in 1998.
The third act saw Emma move to Auckland and train as a Primary kaiako specialising in Music Education followed by gaining a Masters in Dance Education at The University of Auckland. Emma spent 15 years as a full-time educator before leaving fulltime teaching in 2017 to set up her own performing arts company StageAntics which offers training in all areas of theatre in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland. Under this umbrella Emma also created corporate entertainment group QueenSt with a kaupapa of providing quality performance as well as giving back to the community with each event having a giveback portion.

Emma is also half of the team producing KickArts the weekly arts radio show on Planet FM 104.6

Emma’s vast experience, both on and off stage, has not only seen her nominated for and winning a number of theatre awards but also elected into a number of national positions including being: a Life Member and the President of Drama NZ, the National Subject Association for Drama in Education; Co-Chair of Whirimanga, the National Arts in Education Alliance; Vice-President of Musical Theatre NZ.

We are thrilled that Emma will be bringing her vast talent and experience to the Buckland Hall Community!