09 Jun - 09 Jun 2022
120 Minutes
$20 - $25

Annual Youth Theatre Festival 2022

A celebration of talented young theatre makers from our local region

Join us for the 30th Anniversary of our annual key theatre event, the Annual Youth Theatre Festival (AYTF) – A celebration of learning and professional theatre-making, featuring original performances by students from local high schools.

This year’s theme is The Butterfly Effect. As part of the festival, each school group has been paired up with a professional theatre artist to direct and guide the performance development, rehearsal and finale, which will be performed on Q Theatre’s professional stage in front of an audience.

For over 30 years, Q Theatre has invited students to gain direct experience working in a professional theatre-making environment and providing pathways for many into theatre careers in Penrith, greater Western Sydney and beyond. AYTF continues this long-running tradition.

This year’s participating schools include Blaxland High School, Blue Mountains Grammar, Glenmore Park High School, Kingswood High School, Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School, Springwood High School and Wycliffe Christian School.


AUDIENCE INFORMATION
This production may contain strong language and strobe lighting effects.

General Public: Suitable for ages 14+
Schools: Suitable for Years 9 – 12 (Stages 5 – 6)

Duration: 120 minutes (Including 20-minute interval)


SCHOOL GROUPS
Please see the ‘Schools – Applications, Bookings and Resources’ section below, for more information on how to participate in AYTF 2022 and bookings.

09 Jun 2022 12:00 pm

09 Jun 2022 7:30 pm

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Schools - Applications, Bookings and Resources

Be a Creator

Don’t miss this wonderful chance to develop your performing arts skills, immerse yourself in different theatrical styles and work with leading industry professionals including writers, directors, actors and technicians, as you create an original 10-minute performance for presentation on the Q Theatre stage.

Key Dates & Times
Applications Open:
Friday 28 January
Applications Close: Friday 11 February at 5pm
Schools Confirmed/Registrations Open: Monday 14 February
Registrations Close: Friday 4 March at 5pm
Registration Payment Due By: Friday 1 April at 5pm
Stagecraft Workshops: Tuesday 26 – Thursday 28 April
Technical Rehearsals: Monday 6 – Wednesday 8 June
Performances: Thursday 9 June at 12pm & 7:30pm

Information and Application Pack
We recommend you download and carefully read our Annual Youth Theatre Festival 2022 Information and Application Pack prior to completing your application.

Click here to download our Annual Youth Theatre Festival 2022 Information and Application Pack.

Application Form
Applications to be a ‘Creator’ in our Annual Youth Theatre Festival 2022 have now closed.

More Information
Click here to visit our ‘Information for School Groups’ page to download a copy of our current Risk Assessment and find out more about our venue, getting here, accessibility, education resources and the booking process.

Enquiries
Shy Magsalin, Festival Director
Email shy.magsalin@penrith.city

Be Part of the Audience

Gain first-hand insight into different theatrical styles and support peers from your school and schools throughout the region as they present their final work live on stage. AYTF sparks students’ creativity and discussion points in the classroom around the themes and ideas presented.

Schools Performances
Annual Youth Theatre Festival 2022 is recommended for Years 9 – 12 (Stages 5 – 6). The dedicated schools performances of this production include:

Thursday 9 June at 12pm & 7:30pm

Duration
120 minutes (Including 20-minute interval)

Schools Booking Form
To book this production for your school, please click here and complete our Schools Booking Form.

More Information
Click here to visit our ‘Information for School Groups’ page to download a copy of our current Risk Assessment and find out more about our venue, getting here, accessibility, education resources and the booking process.

Enquiries
To discuss schools bookings further, please contact Box Office on (02) 4723 7600 or boxoffice@penrith.city

Schools – Click Here to Book Now

Curriculum Links and Resources

Curriculum Links
Click here to download the Annual Youth Theatre Festival NSW State Curriculum Links


GENERAL RESOURCES

Risk Assessment
Click here to download a Word version of PP&VA’s Risk Assessment
Click here to download a PDF version of PP&VA’s Risk Assessment

A Handy Guide to Attending the Theatre
Attending the theatre is a magical and exciting experience for all ages. For some of your students, an excursion to The Joan may be their first time seeing live theatre. To ensure you have a positive and memorable time, we have put together a Handy Guide of tips to discuss with your students prior to attending a show.

Click here to download a Word version of the Guide
Click here to download a PDF version of the Guide

Participating Schools

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