Scratch gives you the opportunity to see the rough, ready, risk-taking work of Canberra’s hottest young artists – and play your part in the creative process!


Emerging Playwright Commission

Applications for the 2024 Emerging Playwright Commission are now open to playwrights across Australia.

school years 4 – 7

Free Creative Development Workshop

Be part of the creative process for a new play, How to Destroy the Beep Test in Five Days, on 22nd, 23rd, 29th & 30th June

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The Future of Arts Begins With YOUth

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Sign up to audition for Work, But This Time Like You Mean It on 11 June.

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Season 2024

The voice of youth expressed through intelligent and challenging theatre.

We Create Theatre Productions

Canberra Youth Theatre is a platform where young artists can engage in challenging and intelligent theatre.

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We Kickstart Professional Careers Pathways

Canberra Youth Theatre provides professional development for emerging artists aged 16–25 to kickstart their professional career in the arts.

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We Empower Young Artists Workshops

Canberra Youth Theatre's workshops allow young artists in school Years 1–12 to express their voice and share their stories through theatre.

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