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Ōtara Music Arts Centre (OMAC)

  Interior of the Ōtara Music Arts Centre main hall.

About OMAC

OMAC fosters a creative environment that allows aspiring artists to focus on their musical dreams. It is home to Sistema Aotearoa, a youth development programme, and the annual Stand Up Stand Out (SUSO) music and dance competition for Auckland secondary schools.

OMAC is one of only two local government-funded community facilities in New Zealand to boast an industry-standard professional recording studio.

In 2018, the centre celebrated 30 years of making, developing and inspiring music in south Auckland.

OMAC is an Auckland Council arts facility, supported by the Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board.


OMAC Sound Lab suite

School groups (maximum of 30 students) can book the OMAC Sound Lab, a computer suite, for daytime or weekend sessions.

Village Recording Studio

The recording studio is open to community groups, choirs, school groups, bands and individual musicians. Studio bookings for evenings and extended hours are by arrangement only.

OMAC's programmes and classes

OMAC's experienced music tutors offer group and one-on-one lessons (any genre of music) in guitar, bass, drums, singing, and piano/keyboard.

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Saturdays and Sundays on request.

Closed on public holidays.

Contact us

Otara Shopping Centre, 46 Fair Mall, Auckland

09 274 6400

Booking the OMAC venue

You can book the OMAC's hall and rooms online.


There is accessible parking nearby and the facility is wheelchair accessible.

Assistance animals are welcome.