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Australian Theatre for Young People

ATYP Support



For 55 years Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) has existed to help young people through theatre find acceptance, develop a voice, and to be taken seriously.

ATYP believes that an involvement in theatre builds better people. Theatre develops confidence, creativity and community. It challenges us to reflect on and better understand ourselves and our society. Young people involved in drama activities not only develop skills and gain experiences useful for any future career, but they also become more socially engaged citizens. 

Findings from our December 2017 Evaluation Report (Patternmakers) based on results from over 1,200 past participants, parents and supporters demonstrates that the impact of ATYP's drama programs and safe, nurturing environment on the emotional and mental health and well-being of young people is higher than we had realised:

94% identified a positive impact on their overall wellbeing
88% identified improved ability to work in a team
80% identified an improvement to interpersonal skills
73% articulated that activites enabled them to tell their story
71% identified increased resilience in coping with challenges
52% identified improved anxiety levels 
Our results show that respect for young people, the right learning environment, and our quality theatre programs have helped many people to thrive, because when young people feel accepted for who they are and gain confidence in using their voice, they become better citizens. 

By supporting ATYP's core activities, you will not only help the company to allocate funds where they are most needed, but also ensures that we can continue delivering drama programs that are proven to impact positively on well-being, resilience, interpersonal skills and communication skills in young Australians.

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(02) 9270 2400

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