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National Young Performer Awards

​The 2019 National Young Performer Awards will be held in Palmerston North, at the Regent on Broadway Theatre, the Speirs Centre and the Globe Theatre.

Thursday 17 to Sunday 20 October 2019

Photo shows group of children lined up on a podium receiving awards.

The Performing Arts Competitions Society of New Zealand initiated the National Young Performer Awards in 1977. Since then, more than 130 awards have been decided at competitions that have hosted thousands of aspiring performing artists across eight art forms. This year's awards will encompass Highland & National Dance, Modern Dance, Instrumental, Speech & Drama and the Troupe Dance Award, while 2020 will see Ballet, Tap, Vocal and Pianoforte for Soloists, as well as the Troupe Dance Award.