Youth Theatre (12 – 17 years)

Our dynamic Youth Theatre Programme in Perth is open to all students attending secondary school. We attract a wide range of young people, from those seeking to increase their confidence and speaking ability, to those hoping to pursue a career in theatre and media. Our Youth Theatre arts programme encompasses a five year cycle of curriculum providing young actors with a great diversity of material.

As with our classes for 3 – 12 year olds, the developmental side of the programme is still important, encouraging our students to become confident, articulate communicators. However, the theatre arts side of the Youth Theatre programme is very comprehensive, covering spontaneous improvisation, voice production, small-group improvisation, mini-scripts, character analysis, open-ended dialogues, theatre games, radio plays, quick-fire dialogues, monologues and structured scenes.

In the final term of each year, our students begin work on a scripted production which is performed for a public audience. This is always a highlight of the year and reflects the talents and skills of our students and their teachers.

Many lasting friendships are made through attending the Youth Theatre Programme.

“Jack will need to transfer to your Dianella Youth Theatre class this year due his other commitments. I want to thank you for everything you have done for Jack during his years with you – not only has he achieved increased confidence, but his self-esteem and self pride have risen dramatically.  He absolutely loves drama and your Academy has provided the perfect environment for him to express himself, safely and freely! Jack looks forward to continuing on with his drama with the Helen O’Grady Drama Academy in the Dianella classes.”
Shelley (Floreat Youth Theatre)

Our Current Youth Theatre Classes:

Weekday Class Time Class Name Location Principal
Monday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Youth Theatre (11-17 years) Greenfields Family Community Centre, Mandurah WA Kristen Matthey
Monday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Youth Theatre (12-17 years) Duncraig Lutheran Chrurch Hall, Duncraig WA Justin Lowson
Monday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Youth Theatre (12-17 years) The Salvation Army Community Church Hall, Swan View WA Merylena Sulak
Monday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Youth Theatre (12-17 years) Ranford Primary School Hall , Canning Vale WA Kerry Jones
Tuesday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Youth Theatre (12-17 years) Rob Baddock Hall, Kallaroo WA Justin Lowson
Tuesday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Youth Theatre (12-17 years) Dianella Scout and Guide Hall, Dianella WA Merylena Sulak
Wednesday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Youth Theatre (12-17 years) St Nicholas Church Hall, Floreat WA Justin Lowson
Wednesday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Youth Theatre (12-17 years) Willetton Pavilion, Willetton WA Kerry Jones
Wednesday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Youth Theatre (12-17 years) Kingsley Church of Christ Hall, Kingsley WA Justin Lowson
Thursday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Youth Theatre 12 - 17 years Warnbro Community Church Hall, Warnbro WA Kristen Matthey
Friday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Youth Theatre (12-17 years) Currambine Community Centre , Kinross WA Justin Lowson
Friday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Youth Theatre (12-17 years) Immaculate Conception Church Hall, Fremantle WA Kerry Jones
Friday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Youth Theatre 1 (12-15 years) Jack Healey Centre, Kalamunda WA Merylena Sulak
Friday 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Youth Theatre 2 (15-17 years) Jack Healey Centre, Kalamunda WA Merylena Sulak
Saturday 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Youth Theatre (12-17 years) Westerly Family Centre, Cooloongup WA Kristen Matthey
Saturday 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Youth Theatre (12-17 years) Uniting Church Hall Kardinya , Kardinya WA Kerry Jones
Saturday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Youth Theatre (12-17 years) Greenwood Uniting Church Hall, Greenwood WA Justin Lowson
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