Welcome to Pukekohe Performing Arts


Pukekohe Performing Arts (PPA) is Franklins' premier musical theatre company based in the heart of Pukekohe.

As well as putting on hit musicals, music hall, and great plays, we have an award winning Youth Theatre.

Our beautiful venue, Harrington Theatre, can be hired for performances and functions.

Social Climbers

A group of female teachers, plus one reluctantly accompanying daughter, embark on a weekend of bushwalking in the mountains to get away from it all! Torrential rains and a washed out bridge traps them in a hut together for three days. Two days in everything's chummy - sort of like high school camp. Three days in, they're definitely not happy campers. Will the rain ever stop? Will the resident hut ghost get them in the middle of the night? Or will they find out what true friendship really means? An insightful situation comedy about truth, consequences and unexpected revelation.

Written by Roger Hall

Directed by Bob Lack

Madagascar Jr

Season - 6 - 14 July 2018

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. follows all of your favorite crack-a-lacin' friends as they escape from their home in New York's Central Park Zoo. Filled with outlandish chracters, adventure galore and an upbeat score, Madagascar JR. will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!”

Director: Hayley Va'a

Chicago - Auditions

Auditions - October 2018

Season - April 2019

More details coming soon



7feb - 13aprfeb 74:00 pmapr 13Rising Stars - Term One


7feb - 13aprfeb 74:00 pmapr 13Rising Stars - Term One


4may - 19may 48:00 pmmay 19Social Climbers


6jul - 14jul 67:30 pmjul 14Madagascar Jr