The 2021 Martin-Lysicrates Prize

2021 MARTIN-LYSICRATES PRIZE Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) is proud to be partnering once again with The Lysicrates Foundation and Riverside Theatres to present The Martin-Lysicrates Prize. BACKGROUND: The Martin-Lysicrates Prize celebrates the best new Australian writing for young people. For more information on the history of the prize and the…


Karis Oka and the cast of FANGIRLS. Photo by Brett Boardman. FANGIRLS, written by Yve Blake, is an absolute delight from start to finish. Both incredibly funny and genuinely moving, it is a show written with love and empathy. The writer’s clear personal experience with the community and care for…

We’re heading back to the theatre! 🎭

Johanna Mulholland, General Manager Every other day here in the ATYP office, someone looks my way and says, “I’ve Been Meaning to Ask You”. My eyes involuntarily widen, I sit forward a little.  The production with this synapse-twanging title is in fact ATYP’s first gig back in a theatre in…

We’re starting fresh in 2021

Fraser Corfield, Artistic Director Welcome to 2021! As we shake ourselves off from a Christmas that didn’t behave remotely as planned, we’re strapping in for the year ahead. Our seatbelts have been tightened, airbags have been fitted, we’ve upgraded the sound system, revolutionised the suspension and put our helmets on.…

2021 – bring on the theatre!

So, 2020 happened. Let’s not talk about it… INSTEAD, let’s talk about what the ATYP staff are looking forward to seeing at the theatre in 2021! With all that the nation’s arts industry has been through in the past 12 months, we are stoked to see productions returning to stages…

We need a little Christmas – ATYP’s favourite Christmas movies

To quote the wise Jerry Herman, “And we need a little Christmas, right this very minute/We need a little Christmas now”. Yes, Jerry, we do! Whether you like a fluffy Christmas movie, a rom-com, or something action-packed, ATYP’s favourite Christmas movies will have something for everyone. Johanna Serendipity – Any…