The Variety Artists Club of New Zealand Incorporated is the premier association for entertainers and performing artists in this country.
The club was formed in 1966 to foster the friendship and co-operation of its members and to promote goodwill in the entertainment industry. Based in Auckland, we have members from all over New Zealand and the world.
Our popular Meet 'N' Greet social evenings are held monthly and allow members to network in a friendly atmosphere and enjoy a wide variety of entertainment.
Our monthly membership magazine Inside Entertainment serves to keep us in touch with news and activities of our members here and around the world, along with regular articles about the history of variety entertainment in this country.
The highlight of our calendar is our annual Benny Awards Night. This is a black-tie event featuring performances by legends of New Zealand entertainment and the presentation of prestigious awards such as The Agnew Excellence Award, Top Variety Artist, Top Musician and the Rising Star Award.
The highest honour in the VAC is the Benny Award which is presented to those who have achieved a lifetime of excellence in the entertainment industry. Previous winners include icons of Kiwi entertainment such as Sir Howard Morrison, Dame Malvina Major, Rob Guest, Billy T. James and Shane.
New members are most welcome. Membership to the VAC is open to those with a connection to the entertainment industry - performers, musicians, actors, writers, agents, people involved with the technical aspects of production etc.
We charge a small annual fee to help cover expenses. Members receive an open invitation to our monthly events, a subscription to Inside Entertainment magazine, advance-notice of our public events and
concerts and a financial discount at supporting businesses.
For further information and your invitation to attend please get in contact with us.
Click below for your two FREE sample editions of the VAC
member magazine Inside Entertainment :
Click here for Sample issue 1
Click here for Sample issue 2
(.PDF format, right-click links to save)
Click here for the VAC Membership Application Form