Empowering young people through creativity.

An introduction

The heart of Mixit is our Saturday afternoon sessions, bringing together a diverse group of young people to mix, create and express themselves. Running from 2pm to 4.30pm, it’s an open space where anyone is welcome. We usually have 10-15 participants and a mix of regulars and newcomers, led by 2-3 Mixit leaders and guest artists. These Saturday sessions are commitment-free. Participation is fluid and our young people come along whenever they can. One thing we guarantee is that every Saturday during the school term, Mixit is here for them.


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Here we go again – Embracing the lockdown

Mixit is once more swiftly adapting our platform due to the restrictions of the current lockdown. From Saturday August 21st the afternoon workshops will continue to start at 2pm — BUT online, still with inspiring guest artists leading the fun ‘Characters In A Suitcase’ course. Join us by sending a message on Facebook or Instagram. These on-line sessions will continue until we know more about this lockdown. No need to be sitting at home bored, jump into some on-screen creativity and make your Saturdays more about connecting. See you there!

Find out more

When: 2 - 4.30pm Saturdays from 21 August

Where: Online


Mixit is all about people. Meet our Alumni, our Youth Leaders and the support team that have made Mixit what it is today.

Tahi-Mapp Borren
Tahi-Mapp Borren

Programme Leader

Tahi has a BA in Anthropology and Theatre from Victoria University and went on to graduate from Toi Whakaari (NZ Drama School) in 2003. Since then Tahi has devised and performed her own solo works and collaborated professionally in a range of new NZ Theatre. Her work includes directing and dramaturgy, for theatre and multi-disciplinary performance....

Ilham Akhlaqi
Ilham Akhlaqi

Alumni quad

Ilham Akhlaqi joined our Alumni Squad in 2021. She recently completed a Bachelor of Creative Technologies at AUT, and is currently completing her Masters. She hopes to pursue a career that allows her to draw upon her interest in technology as well as art and design.

Nick Vale
Nick Vale

Transport Captain

Nick has a BA in Sociology and Education with honours in Sociology from the University of Auckland. Born and raised in Tāmaki Makaurau, Nick has several years’ experience working within the theatre and arts-based fields in Aotearoa and Australia, and as an ESOL teacher on the Thai Myanmar border. Nick is a strong advocate for the transformative pow...

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