Research reveals positive impact of youth theatre on young Australians

ATYP is committed to improving the lives of all young Australians through the positive impacts that participation in drama has on young people and their mental health. In 2017, we engaged research agency Patternmakers to evaluate: “What impact, if any, participation in theatre has on the mental health of young people”. Patternmakers surveyed over…

Adèle Jeffreys Memorial Fund

It was with great sadness that we said goodbye to our beloved colleague, Learning Manager Adèle Jeffreys, who passed away in November after  a courageous battle with cancer. In her memory and with her families blessing, we have created  the Adèle Jeffreys Memorial Fund to ensure young Australians have access…

Welcome to April at ATYP

I’m writing this introduction sitting in a huge theatre tent on the Gold Coast, waiting to let the audience in for our second performance of Patrice Balbina’s Chance Encounter with the End of the World. This beautiful little play draws together artists from six countries, and is being presented as…

ATYP Announces Four New Board Appointments

Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) is pleased to announce the appointment of four new non-executive directors. Chris Puplick AM, Simon Burke AO, Tasnim Hossain and Nina Kilpinen are appointed with effect from March 23, 2018, bringing key skills and important networks to Australia’s national youth theatre company. Mark Warburton,…

2018 Rose Byrne And Rebel Wilson Scholarship Recipients Announced

Following a huge response to the third year of applications, Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) international ambassadors Rose Byrne and Rebel Wilson are delighted to announce the winners of their respective scholarships for 2018. With an abundance of talented young women pitching incredibly exciting projects, Rose Byrne had a…

Happy New Year!

Welcome to January, that crucial part of Summer where we transition from the full five day meditative test match to the intensity of the short forms of the game. After the fun of the festive season it’s time to start looking to the year ahead… But not just yet!. I…