Schools to Festival Programme

With the support of the TOI Foundation, Tranzit Coachlines, and NPDC, RESET offers students throughout Taranaki the opportunity to experience an exciting new show from Thom Monkton and Circo Aereo.

Thom Monkton is an international circus sensation and a local success story. Originally hailing from Pātea, South Taranaki, Thom has gone on to have worldwide success. We’re thrilled to have Thom back in Aotearoa and sharing his hilarious antics with us!

The Artist is Thom’s latest and greatest solo show, a physical theatre comedy masterpiece about a nutty painter with an almighty creative block. 

The Artist is a hilarious story without words for comedy lovers, pranksters and the struggling artiste in all of us. Bursting with hysterical clowning, acrobatics and hijinks, this exceptional feat of storytelling has wowed audiences around the world for a reason.

*Recommended Ages 7+


With limited Student priced tickets available, we’re thrilled to offer School Groups the opportunity to attend a selection of Reset Shows. Including; The Haka Party Incident, Owls Do Cry, Wild Dogs Under My Skirt and All I See – Aotearoa’s creative talent at its very best!

If you are interested in finding out more about the Schools Programme, please contact our Festival Manager: [email protected] 



The Taranaki Arts Festival Trust believes we have a responsibility to give as many school children as we can access to performing arts. Exposure to arts and culture has many positive effects on the community’s wellbeing and the future of our next generation.

Over the last 30 years, our Schools Programme has given thousands of school children the opportunity to experience the arts who may not otherwise be able to.

Pay It Forward, Keep Arts Thriving invites you to purchase a ticket, at the checkout of your purchase, that will create an opportunity for a Taranaki school child to experience a live performing art show right here in our community. 

Your $5 donation goes a long way to ensure that Arts Thrive Here for the next 30 years.

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