Young Peoples Theatre


Young People’s Theatre, Newcastle, Inc. (YPT) has provided training and performance opportunities for young people between the ages of eight and eighteen for more than 60 years. Our history is marked with stories of high achievement and potential disaster, from the establishment of a theatre for young people to the loss of our building in a devastating fire.

Young People’s Theatre is the premier theatrical training institution for youth in the Hunter and has nurtured the careers of many young people with aspirations to continue in the industry. YPT fosters original works, technical training and youth directors. YPT’s objectives demonstrate our focus on the development of young people in a performance context and, in so doing, also realise the hopes and dreams of our founders, William and Betty Ford.