Drama & Acting Classes For Kids

Inspirational drama classes for kids in the northern, western, eastern and southern suburbs of Melbourne.

Discover a world of Drama

The Australian Youth Theatre (formerly the Victorian Youth Theatre – VYT) provides a mix of acting, drama and speech classes for ages 8-18. We have multiple locations Melbourne-wide, offering you all the inspiration you need to get on stage.

All classes are conducted with high Covid-safe protocols.

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What’s on offer

The Australian Youth Theatre can help you unlock the confidence to share your natural performing skills with the world. Through weekly rehearsals with drama directors, we encourage students to extend themselves, gain new skills and progress up through the Youth Theatre levels.

Students work with others in their age group that have similar skills and experience.

Perform each semester

The series of drama classes for kids leads up to the unique and special opportunity to perform original plays written especially for our students by established Australian artists.

Youth Theatre students have the added privilege of access to these writers during the term and being able to hear their motivations, interact with the writers and experience first-hand how the plays may change through the rehearsal and creative process.

Performance repertoire is selected from these plays, and other existing works, according to the age and ability of the students.

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"Please pass on our congratulations to all of the staff involved in this tremendous performance. This was our first ‘show’ and we were so impressed. The scripts were thoroughly enjoyable and the costumes and sets were really professional. I cried during the Lucky Charm. Several times! The actors did an amazing job! Thank you!"

VYT Parent

[My son’s] classes are “EPIC” and for 11-year-old boys, it doesn’t get better than that.

VYT Parent

I would like to convey how amazed and delighted I was to attend this performance… I am thrilled to say that this recent performance has become my favourite! I was moved to tears… I found myself absolutely captivated.

VYT Parent

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