All Hail The Queens – Drummer Queens review

The cast of Dummer Queens. Photo by David Hooley. Exciting, loud and high energy with a touch of dystopia, Drummer Queens is an innovative theatrical experience not to be missed. Featuring a diverse cast of eight fierce female drummers in bright yellow jumpsuits, the performance combines the female strength and…

The Martin-Lysicrates Prize 2021

MARTIN-LYSICRATES PRIZE 2021 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 2021. BACKGROUND: The Martin-Lysicrates Prize 2021 celebrates the best new Australian writing for young people. For more information on the history of…


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…