Auckland Theatre Youth Company

We’re looking for the next generation of theatre makers in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Sign up for an Open Day Audition
Sign up deadline: Monday 25 April
Auditions: Fri 29 April-Sat 7 May

Auckland Theatre Youth Company  is our resident company for artists aged 16-25. Offering fortnightly workshops, exclusive access to masterclasses, production opportunities and free tickets to each Auckland Theatre Company production in 2022; our Youth Company is a part-time training and performance program running from May 2022 to January 2023. Sessions run outside school hours and during the holidays.

Our Youth Company is for actors, directors, designers, writers & theatre artists looking for in-depth, pre-professional training and practical opportunities. Company members will develop, create and grow at the heart of Auckland Theatre Company.

Sign up for an Open Day Audition.

What do the Youth Company members have access to?

  • Fortnightly Company Hui, regular meetups at Auckland Theatre Company.  
  • Training blocks, ranging from acting and performance skills to writing, design, and technical theatre training run throughout the term and during selected holidays.  
  • Masterclasses with lead artists from Auckland Theatre Company productions. 
  • Tickets to each Auckland Theatre Company production in 2022.
  • 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 second Tuesday in term time, from 6:00-9:30pm. 
  • Training Blocks run on Thursday and Sunday across term time, and full-time during school holidays.  
  • Production Blocks run in September 2022 into the October school holidays, and full-time during January 2023. 


How do I get involved?

Register for an Open Day Audition. At the audition, you will:  

  • Participate in fun activities, games and exercises 
  • Meet the company leaders 
  • Hear all about the Company and ask any questions  
  • Talk about what excites you in theatre 
  • Fill out a Youth Company application form 


Introducing our Youth Company Co-Leaders

Our Youth Company program is led by four exciting artists; Gabrielle Solomona, Keagan Carr Fransch, Matthew Kereama (Ngāti Raukawa), and Sam Phillips.



Time commitments, benefits, and other frequently asked questions.


Our Youth Company is proudly made possible by the generous Auckland Theatre Youth Company Supporters Group.

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