Tag Archives: Canberra Youth Theatre

Dead Men’s Wars at The Street Theatre

By 26 September 2015
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[ 15 October 2015 at 12:30 pm; 15 October 2015 at 7:30 pm; 16 October 2015 at 12:30 pm; 16 October 2015 at 7:30 pm; 17 October 2015 at 12:30 pm; 17 October 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] Canberra Youth Theatre in collaboration with Long Cloud Youth Theatre (NZ) presents a world premiere production for the 2015 ANZAC Centenary Celebrations.

Wicked winter holiday drama workshop for 7-12 year olds

By 26 June 2015
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[ 13 July 2015 to 17 July 2015. 13 July 2015 to 17 July 2015. ]

As the fog and frost sweep across Canberra and the days grow shorter, we are plunged into formidable and freezing season of winter…

But never fear! Canberra Youth Theatre’s WICKED WINTER Holiday Workshops are open for enrolment this July, celebrating the two sides that accompany every story!

Bringing together a group of up to 16 young people, two [...]

Drama workshops with Canberra Youth Theatre – Semester 2

By 25 June 2015
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Have fun, be creative, be innovative!!!
Unleash the wilds of your imagination on to the stage with Canberra Youth Theatre’s acting ensemble workshop program.
Through theatre games, theatresports and acting exercises during weekly workshops, develop, extend and strengthen fundamental skills in improvisation, voice, movement, characterisation, storytelling and theatre making in a variety of styles and structures.
Workshops on [...]

The Awesome Adventure Holiday Drama Workshop 7-12yrs

By 31 March 2015
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[ 20 April 2015 to 24 April 2015. ]

The air is crisp, the leaves are a rainbow of colours and we can see winter poking her head around the corner… it must be AUTUMN!!

Canberra Youth Theatre has decided to celebrate this fantastic season with an AWESOME AUTUMN ADVENTURE themed holiday workshop!! What will this adventure be? Where will it take us? We don’t [...]

Canberra Youth Theatre and Trick of the Light present The Bookbinder

By 30 March 2015
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[ 17 April 2015 at 1:00 pm; 17 April 2015 at 7:00 pm; 18 April 2015 at 1:00 pm; 18 April 2015 at 7:00 pm; ] From award-winning independent company Trick of the Light Theatre (NZ), comes a story of mystery, magic and mayhem.

Drama Workshops with Canberra Youth Theatre Semester 1 2015!

By 12 January 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Canberra Youth Theatre’s Workshop Ensemble Program provides a place where young and emerging artists can be creative and actively develop fundamental theatre performance skills. It is a fun and engaging program all about process. Through participation in theatre games and exercises during weekly acting workshops, acting ensembles develop, extend and strengthen fundamental skills in improvisation, [...]

Canberra Youth Theatre: 2015 Drama Workshops for 7-12 years

By 2 December 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE

Canberra Youth Theatre offer a wide range of drama workshops for 7 – 12 years, including a summer holiday workshop, and drama in primary schools!

Where in the World is Frank Sparrow? – Canberra Youth Theatre (Review)

By 3 November 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

What if Harry Potter went AWOL?  “Where in the World is Frank Sparrow” takes all of the elements of chosen one stories and remixes them as satire.  Frank Sparrow is running, hard, from a destiny he can’t understand – the world will just have to save itself.  Canberra Youth Theatre’s interpretation of Angela Betzien’s theatrical [...]

Canberra Youth Theatre Presents: Where in the World is Frank Sparrow?

By 7 October 2014 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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Where in the World is Frank Sparrow? is the final show of Canberra Youth Theatre’s hugely successful 2014 season! It also sees us continuing relationship with award winning playwright, Angela Betzien.

Studio Underground – Canberra Youth Theatre (Review)

By 1 September 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

Appropriately enough for a night of secret theatre when I got my ticket I was also given a password that would grant me entrance to the performance: “poke, email, tweet.”  So of course when I showed up and the clipboard-touting woman guarding the entrance asked me for my password, I replied: “Dangermouse.”
While Dangermouse is an [...]

Why is Canberra the home of Australian live-action video games?

By 17 April 2013

This week, Canberra Youth Theatre’s 35 Degrees 17 South is showing in the Sculpture Garden at the National Gallery of Australia – you can watch it unfold on ABC TV.

On 15 May, Boho Interactive’s Word Play opens at CSIRO Discovery. Word Play is a ‘live cinema’ work about the outbreak of a new disease that [...]

Canberra Youth Theatre – Senior Actor Ensemble

By 15 February 2013

Designed for actors who have completed secondary school, Senior Actors Ensemble develops core skills in acting technique, movement, voice, improvisation, script analysis and audition technique. The program provides opportunities to put those skills to practical use, in a myriad of performance settings.

For more info, visit

Canberra Youth Theatre, Design Studio

By 8 February 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Canberra Youth Theatre is excited to announce our new Independent Artists program, Design Studio! Weekly workshops aimed at developing talent in theatrical design, including costumes, set, make up.
Visit for more info.

Canberra Youth Theatre 2013 Workshops

By 1 February 2013

CYT’s acting workshops and ensemble groups are now enrolling for 2013! For more information, or to enrol, visit

4:48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane

By 5 November 2012

[ 15 November 2012 to 21 November 2012. ] “They will love me for that which will destroy me.”

Staged Reading – The Fridge, by Alister Emerson

By 27 September 2012

[ 9 October 2012 at 7:30 pm; ] “Doug, if you want to play with the big dogs you have to learn to pee in the long grass.”
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The Fridge is a satirical tragi-comedy which revolves around a struggling young couple Doug and Florin. Doug loses his job, the rent is overdue and Florin’s grandmother, Olive is clocking up all manner of bills [...]

Drama Workshops this Spring Holiday

By 24 September 2012

Canberra Youth Theatre runs 2 intensive Holiday Drama Workshops for young actors aged 7 – 9 years & 10 – 12 years. This holidays it will be running in the first week (2 – 5 October) at Gorman House Arts Centre. Actors come to the theatre each day, [...]

Canberra Youth Theatre hunting down its lost children

By 7 February 2012

Canberra Youth Theatre is turning 40 and would like it’s alumni to get in touch so they can join in the celebrations:
In the current climate, to sustain an arts organization for 40 years is an amazing achievement. We are proud to call over 10,000 Canberrans ‘CYT Alumni‘ and we would like to invite you [...]

Key Arts Organisations carve up $3.3 million in funding

By 30 December 2011

Joy Burch has announced the winners of the Key Arts Organisation program:
Three organisations were awarded five-year funding packages commencing in 2012 through the program: the Canberra Youth Theatre, $220,000 a year, Craft ACT Inc, $184,500 annually; and Canberra Contemporary Art Space Inc, $170,000 a year.
Three further organisations secured two-year funding deals for 2012-2013: [...]

CYT presents Artists Unite 22 – 26 Nov

By 9 November 2011

[ 22 November 2011 at 7:00 pm; 22 November 2011 at 7:00 pm; 23 November 2011 at 7:00 pm; 23 November 2011 at 7:00 pm; 24 November 2011 at 7:00 pm; 24 November 2011 at 7:00 pm; 25 November 2011 at 7:00 pm; 25 November 2011 at 7:00 pm; 26 November 2011 at 2:00 pm; 26 November 2011 at 2:00 pm; 26 November 2011 at 7:00 pm; 26 November 2011 at 7:00 pm; ] A series of 4 World Premiere productions written by emerging playwrights, directed by emerging directors and designed by emerging set, costume, lighting and sound designers.   Each play has its own creative team, mentored by professionals in their field.

Silver Gelatin by Camilla Sheather-Neumann
A photographer attempts to capture the beauty of a blind model in this hauntingly [...]

Magical Mystery Tour@Nat Library

By 29 November 2010

I took my initially skeptical family to the Youth Theatre’s Retrieval at the National Library Saturday night, mainly on the promise of a backroom tour through the library. 
We got that and a wierd and wonderful Dr Who-ish grand production as we weaved through darkened spaces into new ‘situations’ full of  haunting characters, installations and atmospheric audio visual effects.
It all hangs together and has a thoughtful [...]

Acting Course at Canberra Youth Theatre

By 9 February 2008

Canberra Youth Theatre’s 2008 Semester 1 Program has been released and it provides a dramatic remedy for young people aged 7-25 who need a regular dose of drama.
The highest dose of drama at CYT this year can be found in our major project The Messenger and by our Actors Ensemble. CYT has engaged Ross Mueller, [...]

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