Australian Theatre for Young People is the national youth theatre company. We exist to connect young people with the professional theatre industry locally, regionally and nationally. It’s the principle on which the company was founded in 1963. It’s what drives us today.
Australian Theatre for Young People specialises in integrating professional theatre practice with supportive youth theatre process. We love working with all levels of the arts industry, from the most celebrated national companies to the smallest youth theatres. Our work supports young people from their first theatre experience to their first professional production.
To forever raise expectations of what theatre with young people can achieve.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
ATYP exists to help young people find their voice and together, inspire all Australians. We believe that an involvement in theatre builds better people. Theatre develops confidence, creativity and community. It challenges us to reflect on and better understand ourselves and our society.
Young people are a vital part of that society.
We do this through four aspirations:
|Be indisputably recognised nationally and internationally as a leading theatre company that fearlessly champions young artists.|
|Inspire a life-long love of theatre by connecting young people with the professional theatre industry.|
|Pioneer and be ever-responsive to the use of technology to enrich the experience of, and expand access to, ATYP.|
|Lead, strengthen and celebrate the Australian Youth Arts community.|
ATYP continues to be guided by four long-term strategies.
These provide the holistic thinking that sits across all company activities and discussions.