The Kids Sing

Primary & Intermediate Schools Choir Festivals

The Kids Sing

Welcome to The Kids Sing website.

St   Cuths  At Tks  Akld  2024The Kids Sing is a choral festival for Primary and Intermediate schools held in 8 regional centres and involving around 3,500 children nationwide. In 2024, The Kids Sing festivals were held in New Plymouth, Nelson, Palmerston North, Auckland, Hastings, Hamilton and Wellington. We're excited to announce the establishment of a new TKS festival in Dunedin in 2024.

Check out the tabs on the orange strip above to find out dates of regional festivals and registration information. See below for news items and resources related to The Kids Sing.


Let's Get Singing!

Term 1 2024 - FREE teacher workshops in Whangārei, Hamilton, Havelock North and Nelson.

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The Kids Sing around the motu

It’s Kids Sing season! Around 2,500 children from around the country have so far taken part, with two more festivals to come.

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The Kids Sing in Wellington and Hamilton (2022)

Almost 600 children from the Wellington and Waikato regions took part in The Kids Sing this week, with festivals held at St…

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Kids Online Singalong 2022

A video project for primary and intermediate school choirs

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10 June 2024
TKS Taranaki
26 June 2024
TKS Dunedin
20 - 21 August 2024
TKS Nelson
2 - 3 September 2024
TKS Wellington
2 - 4 September 2024
TKS Auckland
10 - 11 September 2024
TKS East Coast
19 September 2024
TKS Manawatu/Whanganui
31 October 2024
TKS Waikato/Bay of Plenty

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NCMA, Nelson

St Mark's School, Dufferin Street

Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell

Toitoi Hawkes' Bay Arts & Events Centre

Palmerston North Intermediate School

Southwell School, Hamilton


When are The Kids Sing regional festivals in 2024?

Click here for a list of the regional festival dates.

How does my school choir enter The Kids Sing?

  • Please register online (there is no paper option). Registrations open in May.
  • Entries must be received by each region’s closing date (stipulated on the regional festival page), after which a late entry fee of $40.00 will be incurred.
  • The entry fee for 2024 is based on an average $2.00 to $3.00 per singer (incl. GST) up to a maximum of $200 per school.
  • Once you have registered, your Regional Coordinator (see Regional Festivals for contact details) will contact you in due course with more information about your local event and will also request details of your choir’s performance pieces.

What are the entry fees?

Please see the Regulations tab for information about fees.