Detour Theatre

New plays, classics, drama classes… there’s a lot going on!

Daytime Acting Class for Seniors & Adults and Teens and Children

Check our website for details.

Auditions: For information on auditions sign up for email notices via our e-newsletter list.
Complete the form on the right hand side of this page.
Get involved: 
Take tickets, make costumes, create props, seat our audience… there are plenty of ways to get involved in a show without stepping on stage!

We run acting workshops  a couple of times a year (depending on numbers interested).

Special Needs

We have weekly classes for adults with intellectual disabilities. Please contact Idea Services if you are supporting a special needs client and are interested in their participation one of these classes.

If your organisation is interested in have a dedicated class for your clients please email us at with the details and we’ll be happy to  discuss this further.

Please contact us to register your interest in any of our activities.


Venue: 179 17th Ave, Historic Village, Tauranga

Boutique Theatre and Drama Academy

“The theatre arts are a gift for the betterment of the individual, the family and the wider community.
Community Theatre adds to the social capital of a community, it develops the skills, community spirit and artistic sensibilities of those involved while it also creates a place for debate, self expression and interactivity that is important for the health of a community.

The work of Detour Theatre is centered around the professional skills of our Co-Directors Devon and Kim Williamson and volunteers from the community.

There is a lot going on at Detour Theatre. We produce four shows a year (plays), run drama classes for children, teen, adults and groups with special needs.

Want to get involved? Join our email list for updates on shows and auditions.

Detour Theatre is a Registered Charitable Trust: The Detour Theatre Trust.