Artzmartz Young People's Theatre
Empowering the Next Generation
Courses, Classes and Services
Developing and nurturing the growth of all children.
As well as our traditional performing arts programs, Artzmartz YPT offers specialist expressive arts and social skills programs for children, including those with additional needs.
Our therapists and tutors will design individual and group programs for children with disabilities, ASD, ADHD and other developmental delays .
Building a Better Future
Our schools programs bring the Theatre to you.
Talk to us about Free Theatre Camps for Positive Start Schools and Students
Contact us to:
Run your whole school or year level production
Bring your school an inschool or after school Theatre Club
Theatre incursions for Preschool and Primary School
Theatre performances for health and wellbeing programs
Theatre programs designed especially for Specialist Schools
Online and in person classes for Homeschoolers
Musical Theatre Shows
Theatre for fun and learning
Our Junior Theatre shows are gaining a reputation for their creativity, inclusiveness and launching a love of the stage.
Our Theatre programs inspire kids to take the stage, develop their behind the scenes skills and learn to take the lead.
Find out more about our Youth Mentorship Program for young creatives.
Who We Are
Committed to Enriching the Lives of Youth
Children have so much to offer to the world - we believe in the power that they hold, and know that they will mould future generations to come. At Artzmartz Young People's Theatre, we are here to give them the support they need in order to shape them into leaders of the future.
We have all been hit hard by the isolation and fear a global pandemic brings, and none more so than our youth.
Performing Arts has proven health and mental health benefits ... none more so than the healing properties of connection to others and a sense of belonging.
Artzmartz programs and leadership initiatives nurture our youth and help them develop the skills they will carry throughout their lives.
Join us, or donate to provide scholarship places for young people today, and see how you can make an impact!
Smart Communities is committed to the safety & Wellbeing of all children and young people.
Smart Communities & Artzmartz Young People's Theatre is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, are authentically included, represented and their voices are heard.
News and Updates
Back on stage
To say it’s a celebration and a relief to see this wonderful show finally take to the stage would be an understatement. To see the culmination of almost a year’s work for cast, crew, creatives and volunteers is beyond words. To all the cast, crew, musicians and supporters who were unable to continue on the Spongebob journey beyond our April covid postponement, thank you for being part of the most ambitious project we have undertaken so far and we hope we get the opportunity to work with you again in the future.
“It takes a village” is a phrase you hear all the time when talking about the wellbeing of children. This production has quite literally taken an army. Our industry and community theatre friends have been instrumental in ensuring that every performance will be The Best Day Ever! The past few covid years have in many ways brought out the best in us, particularly in the Arts, Wellbeing and Community Sectors. We know now more than ever the importance of connection, lending a helping hand and digging deep to overcome all the barriers thrown in the way of achieving almost anything.
To those who joined us post April to get this show back on the road, we welcome, celebrate and thank you.
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Listen to our Resident Director, Jessie Martin talk to The Aside Podcast about taking theatre on line during the pandemic
COVID -19 saw theatres around the world shut down as we grappled with the effects of the virus and the impact it would have on our lives. Artzmartz YPT was not alone in seeking new ways to keep young people engaged with their friends, their creative arts and their performing community. Listen to our Resident Director talk about taking rehearsals online, producing an online musical and supporting young people during Victoria's lockdown.
Successful Junior Theatre Festival Experience
Artzmartz Young People's Theatre attended our first Junior Theatre Festival in Newcastle with our cast of My Son Pinocchio. We were rewarded with an award for acting & ensemble performance. A huge congratulations to two of our senior performers, Zac & Miki on being selected to represent Australia with the Aussie All Stars at the Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta in January 2019.