Youth Advisory Board

Calling all young theatre lovers

If you are interested in learning how Australia’s national youth theatre company selects plays, identifies projects and works with playwrights to develop scripts, then join ATYP’s Youth Advisory Board (YABbies). The YABbies are our most important resource, a dedicated committee of 60 young people (aged 13–26 years old) from all over Australia who meet online and in person between February and December.

Working directly with Artistic Director, Fraser Corfield, and Development Coordinator Aden Abeleda, along with members of ATYP’s creative team, the YABbies get a unique insight into how a professional theatre company works. Most importantly, the YABbies become directly involved in creative planning and the discussions that determine the company’s programs. 

2024 Program

In 2024, YABbies will get the chance to:

  • Receive exclusive discounts on ATYP workshops, merchandise and show tickets;
  • Review professional and indie theatre productions;
  • Provide input and suggestions around ATYP’s programs and offerings;
  • Learn about the governance of a national youth theatre company;
  • Attend Q&A sessions with the creative teams behind our productions;
  • Plan and produce a scratch night in The Rebel Theatre;
  • Assess scripts as part of our youth script assessment panel;
  • Meet like-minded young people who also love all things theatre;
  • And much more!

All YABbies must be able to commit to attending a minimum of 5 meetings.

These meetings will take place both online AND in-person from 5:00pm–6:30pm AEDT/AEST.

2024 Meeting Dates:

  • Monday 19 Feb, 5:00pm–6:30pm
  • Monday 15 Apr, 5:00pm–6:30pm
  • Monday 20 May, 5:00pm–6:30pm
  • Monday 1 Jul, 5:00pm–6:30pm
  • Monday 12 Aug, 5:00pm–6:30pm
  • Monday 23 Sep, 5:00pm–6:30pm
  • Monday 4 Nov, 5:00pm–6:30pm

We are looking for young people who are:

  • Between 13 and 26 years old
  • Passionate about theatre
  • Enthusiastic, reliable and committed

We would love to hear from you no matter where in Australia you live – if you love theatre, we want you to get involved. To apply, complete the form below – we can’t wait for you to join the ATYP family!

Please note places are strictly limited to 60 participants nationwide, so make sure you apply!

We strongly encourage applications from First Nations young people, young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, young people from Disabled and d/Deaf communities, and young people from LGBTQIA+ communities.

Applications for the 2024 Youth Advisory Board are now closed