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Kia Ora and Welcome to Drama Magic

Drama Magic Ltd is now an Auckland, New Zealand based company which specialises in the design and build of stage props, set items and scenery. We are able to offer a no obligation free quote for the build and supply of the following stage set items.

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1) Cubes (Two sizes)
2) Platforms (Six sizes)
3) Free-standing Door (with steel legs)
4) Free-standing Window (with a range of frame options)
5) Single Flats (able to be bolted together)
6) Bi-fold Flats
7) Double-sided Flats on Wheels
8) Water Bottles (for Flat stability)
9) Bleachers ( Stage set only)
10) Other items on request


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Important information

  • Our registered builder has recent experience of working with  New Zealand Opera.
  • Personal consultation at no cost during the quote phase offered.
  • We can design and build additional items on request to suit your needs including school production stage sets.
  • All items are OSH compliant.
  • Stage set and props items are built with quality, durable ply woods, and are painted matt white or black, to your specifications.
  • Our robust but lightweight set items are deliberately designed to fit together in terms of their relative heights for ease of movement by students.

Drama Magic Ltd is located in Auckland, and we can quote for and arrange delivery throughout New Zealand.

Contact us now for your no obligation free quote and list of product sizing and specifications : info@dramamagic.com

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Contact email address:
School name :
School Address:



13 August 2018

The Principal at Otari School, Wilton, Wellington, Clifford Wicks recently purchased eight purpose built platforms and two sets of steps from Drama Magic.

Clifford wrote, ” I am very pleased with the staging, the sturdiness and size is exactly what we wanted. It looks great.  The steps work very well with the stage and with our hall size. Thank you for your very good service.  I appreciated the ongoing communication.”

As a result Drama Magic has added ‘Steps’ to its list of products. Thanks Clifford, we hope your students and staff enjoy using the platforms and steps.

24 July 2018

Head of Drama at Auckland’s Papakura High School, Anita Imlach  commented on her purchase of our double-sided flats on wheels:

“Great size and quality, fantastic paint job. Service was excellent from the ordering process through to delivery.”

9 February 2018

Head of the Performing Arts Faculty at Auckland’s Long Bay College, Brendan Perkins writes about Drama Magic :

“The service was magnificent – Frank took great pains to adjust things for us and get everything right – he came up to see the space first before discussing our order and making whatever changes we agreed on. The Boxes and Doors seem well made and sturdy…they will have to be!”


21 January 2017

Drama Magic recently supplied a brand new school, Rolleston College in Christchurch with a number of stage set items, Merrin Diack from the school’s Performing Arts Department wrote:
“Just wanted to say thank you so much for your time, effort and amazing communication to deliver incredible staging to us! They are exactly what I wanted, and can tell that they will be durable enough to stand the test of time (and Year 10s).”
Our pleasure, Merrin. And congratulations on your launch. Glad you could show our products off at Rolleston College’s information evening!


17 February 2016

Verity Davidson, Head of Performing Arts at Auckland’s Baradene College of the Sacred Heart, commented, “The boxes are great.”


26 January  2016

Angela Walker from Southwell School, Hamilton commented, “The kids are really enjoying their black cubes!”


07 October 2015

Peter Casey, Artistic Director of the National Boys Choir of Australia wrote:

The boxes and masts we had made to our specifications for our staged opera were absolutely fantastic. The quality was excellent and the service provided by the builder was first class.  Not only did Frank do a super job on the boxes and masts, but he delivered them to our hotel and brought biscuits for the boys as well! He then came along to our concert to see the boxes in action. His enthusiasm and warmth for a group he had never met was amazing – such a wonderful gentleman. [Susan Battye added : The boxes were designed to fit inside one another and were flown back to Melbourne. Our first ‘export’.]

The National Boys Choir Australia



8 May 2015

Laura Officer, Head of Drama at Christchurch Girls High School commented on her recently delivered Door A  and Cube Boxes, “They are great!” [Susan Battye added, “Yay! our first South Island order safely delivered.]


2 April 2015

We have used the white flats and had a very successful show. The flats are very sturdy and well constructed. The matt white went perfectly with our white auditorium walls and overall they looked very professional. The Principal and Dean of the Primary school were both impressed.

They are really great products!

Natasha Townshend,
Design and Technology Teacher,
ACG Sunderland


17 March 2015

Doors have just arrived, they are beautiful, I’m so excited. Thanks so much

Verna-Lee Oliver
Sancta Maria College


30 June 2014
Just wanted to let anyone thinking about buying some stage set items from Drama Magic that it will be money well spent. The Marist College Performing Arts Department bought a free standing stage door and the girls have had a lot of fun with it. In addition we bought 2 pairs of wooden flats which the girls can now ‘mantle’ and dismantle with ease, as well as boxes and platforms which were immediately put to use in our drama room. We had a small issue with the door which Frank the builder attended to in a timely manner. All in all I thought the service was great and that the stage set items are of good quality, robust and value for money. The school production Fame made use of them all during our show and they stood up well to the pressure, apart from chips coming off the edges of the plywood platforms.

Hilari Anderson
Head of Performing Arts
Marist College 


12 June 2014
The doors are solid, and stable on the floor as if they were in a wall. The door swings firmly and closes with a lovely thump. It is held by a magnet so no annoying latch. The on-stage side is clear of bracing and allows flats to be butted up to the sides of the door. Maybe a piece above the door to meet the taller flats would be needed but that will depend on the height of the flats. The doors are superb – strong, solid, durable, dull black and unobtrusive. The real treat is their remarkable simplicity and unobtrusiveness. It took barely a week from order to delivery. Frank came out to check our needs and brought them over. These doors will be a long lasting visitor to our productions. I’d love more and will be budgeting accordingly.
I am supremely satisfied with your company’s service and the quality of the product.

Bruce deGrut
Takapuna Grammar School


11 March 2014
In case you were interested in having pieces of set, boxes and other stage pieces built for you, I can recommend Drama Magic. They just built and painted us a stage door, with a fabulous design, constructed to be light enough to move but robust enough to withstand the antics of teenage boys!

Frank the Builder was awesome, great communication and built a fantastic final product. We are really pleased.

Julie McInnes
Dilworth School


Drama Magic specialises in collaborating with professionals in the production of web and print based resources for primary, secondary and tertiary students across a range of subjects incorporating filmed segments, written tasks and assessment tools.

We know that teachers are busy people. Writing classroom resources can take a lot of precious time. We’ve created some resources for you to use in English, Drama, Social Studies, Te Reo Maori, and Media Studies. Check out our Publications pages.

Do you have a project that needs a writer to conduct research and development? Contact us to discuss your concept and quote for services.


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One Response to Home

  1. Helen Young says:

    Tino pai rawe atu Susan!
    Enjoying having a wander around the website.

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