Young Critics

Add your voice to the conversation about the work appearing on our stages.

Young Critics is a new opportunity for those interested in watching, critically discussing, and reviewing theatre and performance. This program will develop the skills and elevate the voices of some of the most passionate young theatre-lovers in our community.

  • Attend monthly workshops with Artistic Director Luke Rogers, and leading professional critics, including Cassie Tongue, Suzy Wrong, Van Badham and Elissa Blake.
  • Learn how to critically analyse, discuss, and creatively respond to work.
  • Attend a range of performance events with free or discounted tickets.
  • Write and publish reviews and articles that critically reflect on theatre-making in Canberra.
  • Lead Q&A discussion events for Canberra Youth Theatre productions.
  • Be encouraged to develop your own platforms to share your views, such as videos, podcasts, and other publications.

Some of the shows on offer as part of our Young Critics program include:

  • Stunt Double (Canberra Theatre Centre)
  • Eulogiser Bunny, The Will to Be, Bombshells, Ordinary Days, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Q).
  • HELIOS, The Shoe Horn Sonata, Terror, Some Like it Marilyn, Rockspeare Henry Sixth Part Two, Eurydice, The Chalk Pit (Mill Theatre).
  • Seagull, 5 Women Wearing The Same Dress, The Inheritance (ACTHub).
  • Work But This Time Like You Mean It, The Department of Responsible Adulting (Canberra Youth Theatre).

and many more to come!

Get The Details

WHOAges 16–25
WHENMarch – November 2024

Enrol Today

Young Critics has already begun, but it is still be possible to enrol. See ‘Dates for your calendar’ below for the next session, and feel free to email us at workshops@canberrayouththeatre.com.au if you have any questions.

Further information

The below are group workshop sessions. Attendance at performance events throughout the year are in addition to these dates

Wednesday20 March 20245:00 – 7:00pmIntroductory Session
Wednesday3 April 20245:00 – 7:00pmWorkshop Session
Wednesday1 May 20245:00 – 7:00pmSession with CASSIE TONGUE
Wednesday5 June 20245:00 – 7:00pmWorkshop Session
Wednesday3 July 20245:00 – 7:00pmSession with SUZY WRONG
Wednesday7 August 20245:00 – 7:00pmWorkshop Session
Wednesday4 September 20245:00 – 7:00pmSession with VAN BADHAM
Wednesday2 October 20245:00 – 7:00pmWorkshop Session
Wednesday6 November 20245:00 – 7:00pmSession with ELISSA BLAKE
Wednesday20 November 20245:00 – 7:00pmFinal session