Who are we?

GOYA Theatre is a theatre production company

based in Auckland -Tāmaki Makaurau.

GOYA is committed to telling stories that matter, and are full of heart.

We run week long acting holiday programmes each school holidays.

These programmes are exciting, invigorating, and students consistently 

identify the weeks as a highlight of their year.

Nurtured creativity is the catalyst for a good education.

Jonathan James

An experienced actor, producer, and teacher, Jonathan is passionate about nurturing creative spirit in students - allowing them to develop as independent learners.


In 2017, he was cast as core character Caleb Saunders in TV2’s Wilde Ride, alongside starring in a nationwide Vodafone commercial. In mid 2018, after graduating from prestigious drama school ‘The Actors Program’, Jonathan guest starred as Connor Stuart in Shortland Street.


Fiona Armstrong

Originally from England,  Fiona is a highly experienced teacher, actor, producer, and writer. 


Fiona is a director of film/ television production company Tiny Earl Productions.

She co-created TVNZ pilot Constance.

She is a working director around NZ & the UK. 

Her acting credits include roles in hit soap ‘Emmerdale', NZ web-series 'Ripple', and award winning short film 'Eric'.