Boost! Building Creative Confidence for Kids

Boost! Building Creative Confidence for Kids is the Covert Theatre’s school holiday program. It’s the ideal place in Auckland for your child to develop their confidence and emotional intelligence and have loads of FUN doing it!

Boost! uses improvisation (improv) to help children get over the fear of failure and unlock their innate creativity. There's a reason improvisation now has a place at Stanford University Business School - because improv promotes not just quick and agile thinking, but important life skills such as self-awareness, collaboration, freedom from judgement and storytelling. Team dynamics are at the forefront without letting go of that playful mindset. 

Designed by Wade Jackson, artistic director of the Covert Theatre, Boost! is also a safe way to venture into the world of performing arts for children who aren’t really into drama or theatre.

This program is suitable for children with all levels of experience.


Term 3 holidays 2019

Dates:  Mon 30 September - Thurs 3 October
Age range: 8 - 12 years
Time:  9am - 3pm daily, with a 5pm - 6pm performance on Thursday (the performance is optional)
Venue: Mt Eden War Memorial, 487-489 Dominion Road, Auckland
Cost: $295 (bring a friend or sibling and you both do the course for $235!)

There is a maximum of 20 children per program, so be sure to apply now.

If you have any questions about the program, please email

Tutor: Nik Edwards


Nik is a qualified primary school teacher and a passionate improviser, actor, singer and dance instructor.

He loves working with young people and has worked as an educator in schools, with Tim Bray Productions Youth Theatre, P&O Cruises Australia and you may have seen him at Auckland's MOTAT.

Nik performs annually in the NZ International Comedy Festival and loves to share his knowledge and expertise of improvisation with others.  He has been part of the Covert Theatre since 2014.