Auckland Theatre Company's Youth Company is an in-house ensemble of young artists aged 18-25 learning about theatre in a way that is exciting and challenging.
Youth Associates are young creatives aged 16 and up, invited to learn, play and engage with the professional artists making works for Auckland Theatre Company.
Our Youth Company is a part-time, year-long programme offered free to participants aged 18-25 that lets young people learn in a working theatre, feel comfortable in this space, and to train in an environment that acknowledges being an artist takes enormous strength and resilience.
Meet the Youth Company
Meet the 17 members of the 2023 Youth Company.
Youth Company Co-Leaders
The programme is led by three exciting artists; Keagan Carr Fransch, Matthew Kereama (Ngāti Raukawa), and Sam Phillips.
Past Youth Company
Meet the members of our inaugural Youth Company in 2022.
What do Youth Company members have access to?
- Weekly Company Hui, regular training at Auckland Theatre Company ranging from acting and performance skills to writing, design, and technical theatre training run throughout the term and during selected holidays.
- Tickets to each Auckland Theatre Company production.
- The opportunity to work with experienced artists and be involved in the creation and performance of world premiere theatre presented to the public.
When does the company meet?
- Company Hui are compulsory sessions every Tuesday in term time, from 6:00-9:30pm.
- Production Blocks run in the winter and summer holidays in 2023.
How do I get involved?
Auditions for 2023 Youth Company are now closed. To get involved with Auckland Theatre Company in 2023, check out the Youth Associates programme.
“An awesome opportunity for any young person interested in creating connections in Auckland's theatre community...”
“... one of the most welcoming and talented groups I've ever worked with, including the diverse leaders who create such a culturally safe space.”
“Auditioning for the Company may seem like a giant leap, but it will be one of the most rewarding decisions you can make as a young artist in Aotearoa.”
Our Youth Company is proudly made possible by the generous Youth Company Supporters Group.
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