Australian Theatre for Young People

  • Preschoolers
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Are you looking for a place where your children can experiment, create, and express themselves through performance? The Australian Theatre for Young People aims to connect young people with the professional theatre industry and enrich their lives through transformative theatre experiences. 

ATYP is recognised as Australia's leading youth theatre company. They are the leading advocate for youth arts and its social impact and continue their mission to fearlessly champion young artists.

Australian Theatre for Young People In Action

Australian Theatre for Young People: Lights, Camera, Action.
Australian Theatre for Young People: Lights, Camera, Action.

ATYP believes the best way to learn is by creating and by doing. Their high-quality courses give young people the opportunity to work together to create their own show, express their views and perform it to an audience.

Led by some of the industry’s most experienced tutors, all of whom are working professionals. They aim to build self-confidence in your people and get them to discover valuable insights into the dramatic process. At ATYP you don’t just join an acting class, you join a community!

Their extremely popular workshops are designed to be both accessible and affordable for young people. 10% of all workshop places are given to scholarship recipients to support young people experiencing disadvantage or those from regional communities.

Weekly Drama Classes

If you’re looking for a fun and challenging drama class outside of school then ATYP is for you.

Their weekly drama classes are broken into two semesters annually and run seven days a week throughout the school term. All classes are led by dedicated, industry-trained actors and directors who will improve your acting skills in an exciting and encouraging environment.

When joining a class for a semester, you can expect to spend the first term developing performance skills. Acting classes can include acting for stage, acting for screen, comedy, drama, verbatim theatre, self-devised work, audition techniques and many other drama skills. In the second term, you will continue developing these skills as you work with your teaching artist to create an end-of-semester showcase performance.

School Holiday Drama Workshops

Budding thespians from Kindergarten to Year 12 will make new friends, learn about performing, gain confidence and have a ton of fun at ATYP school holiday drama workshops. Offering a safe and inspiring environment for students to explore their creativity and develop new skills, the workshops are designed to encourage and engage young people in all areas of theatre production.

Acting classes can include character development, self-devised work, comedy, drama, movement, audition intensives, voice and accents and much more, with the program also covering short filmmaking, online presentation for digital platforms, storytelling techniques and stagecraft, plus amazing imagination stretching for the littlest participants.

ATYP Young Industry Studio

ATYP Young Industry Studio programs are designed for experienced young creatives who want to take their skills to the next level. Learning from industry professionals, the ATYP Young Industry Studio brings the arts industry and young people together to grow and develop the creative leaders of the future. 

Members of the ATYP Young Industry Studio programs will learn valuable information and techniques that will enhance their performance and theatre-making skills and provide valuable connections with the arts industry. Across a range of disciplines, these programs provide practical training in a challenging, creative and collaborative ensemble environment.

Admission to the ATYP Young Industry Studio is by application or audition only. 10% of our workshop places are given to scholarship recipients to support young people experiencing disadvantage or those from regional communities.

Creative Kids

As a registered provider for the Service NSW Creative Kids program, you can redeem your voucher at ATYP. Enrol them in a new activity so they can create something great and develop new skills. 

ATYP is located in Eora Country at Pier 2/3, Suite 2, 13A Hickson Road, Dawes Point. They run classes and workshops at various venues throughout Sydney.

For more information, visit the Australian Theatre for Young People.

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