As a not-for-profit organisation, we rely on our generous community of supporters to help us make an impact. Since 1963, Australian Theatre for Young People has used theatre experiences to enrich the lives of young people across Australia.

Our legacy is to nurture the new generation of creators, thinkers and leaders through engaging drama and writing workshops, yearly production seasons, writing programs and a youth advisory panel. Our programs benefit thousands of young people aged 4-26 years old every year.

In 2020, ATYP evolved. Like many other arts organisations, 2020 was a challenging time for ATYP, and due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions ATYP had to cancel all our productions. Despite this, ATYP spent the year investing in new research and development into new online platforms, pivoting our bespoke workshops and writing programs online and continuing to provide engaging and exciting opportunities for young people.

Be part of the act.

By donating to ATYP, you are playing a major part in shaping Australia’s leading national youth theatre company and helping us enrich the lives of young Australians through theatre experiences.

Our impact is compelling.

The research of the ATYP Impact evaluation report found that youth theatre positively boosts mental wellbeing, reduces anxiety, builds resilience and fosters skills that benefit STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning – irrespective of a young person’s career aspirations.

· 94% stated they experienced positive impacts on their overall wellbeing after participating in ATYP workshops and productions.
· 89% reported positive impacts on their confidence.
· 75% young people indicated that ATYP made them feel connected to other people in their life.