SMART$ is a Theatre-in-Education interactive performance designed to provoke thinking and conversation around every day financial decisions and opportunities impacting young people.


Designed for Year 10 students, SMART$ is a 50 minute interactive performance combining theatre and workshop elements encouraging audience input and engagement.

The performance follows the decisions and behaviour of characters focusing on traditional needs versus wants and opportunity costs covering; saving vs deferred payment schemes, credit cards and Kiwi Saver. It demonstrates potential impacts of decisions, showing the importance of making informed positive choices.

SMART$ was launched in May 2020, and is currently touring secondary schools nationwide for a second year supported by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and Booster.