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Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) Scholarships

The Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) and international ambassadors Rose Byrne and Rebel Wilson have announced the respective winners of the 2020 scholarship and commission. Chika Ikogwe, who Rose Byrne chose as the 2020 recipient of the Rose Byrne Scholarship For Emerging Female Leader In The Arts is a Nigerian-Australian actor, writer, and recent […]

Walsh Bay Redevelopment Delays

By Madison Behringer. Plans to redevelop the Walsh Bay arts precinct in Barangaroo have been in the pipeline since as far back as 1998. In May 2018, plans were approved by the State Government for the precinct alongside a $207 million budget for the project. However just as quickly as the building began, the project […]

Between Worlds Musical

The name Captain James Cook often generates passionate debate but a new musical entitled Between Worlds tells the non-controversial and entertaining story of Cook’s last few weeks in his third and final expedition of 1779 to Hawaii. The musical reveals how Cook was mistakenly identified by the indigenous people as the God “Leno” but then […]

ATYP’s Intersection

Ten scenes, 19 actors, and 90 minutes of captivating, never-before-seen, Aussie theatre – the Australian Theatre for Young People's Intersection promises a lot. Directed by Katrina Douglas, the play expands on the theatre company's Voices Project, giving 10 young writers between the ages of 18 to 34 a chance to showcase their burgeoning talent. Based in one town, […]


Independent theatre company Two Peas talks grief and the chaos of early adulthood in the new Australian play, Drift, at the Australian Theatre for Young People. Co-written by Tara Clark and Kieran Foster, the play deals with a period in life often characterised by self questioning and uncertainty. “We always talk about the teen years as being […]

The Big Dry

The Big Dry is a co-production with Australian Theatre for Young People, based on the young-adult fiction novel by Australian author Tony Davis and inspired by the American Dust Bowl of the 1930’s. It was an era of unbelievable dust storms, where all the topsoil on farms was blown away, nothing grew and the land […]

ATYP presents: Spring Awakening The Musical

An electrifying fusion of rebellion, sexual awakening and rock and roll – The Australian Theatre for Young People delivers Spring Awakening The Musical to Sydney audiences for a limited two week run. This rock ‘n’ roll musical with a folk-infused score tells the story of teenagers in late 19th Century Germany who find themselves thrust […]


Yve Blake’s Then is as difficult to put in a box as the woman herself. Fascinating and joyous, randomly amusing and profound, a one-woman show that traverses verbatim, musical comedy and dance–all pulled together by her prodigious talent, and all over in about 70 minutes. Blake is a collaborator, and this is a collaboration like […]