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The Court Youth Company is a training and Performance Company for young actors aged 17-21. It provides an opportunity to develop potential and nurture performance skills through practical experience.

Members of Youth Company are encouraged to develop a professional practice in order to enhance personal growth and build required performance skills in:

  • Voice
  • Movement
  • Script/text analysis
  • Stagecraft
  • Research
  • Devising
The Programme

The programme for Youth Company will drive towards the practical application of these skills by working towards two public performances:

  • Classical text: a show based on working text and conducting research from a classical script.
  • Devising project: working with a theatre practitioner to devise original work.


Building the Next Generation of Practitioners

As well as guiding the members through the craft of acting and theatre making, The Youth Company is interested in building the next generation of creative practitioners, from all cultural and social backgrounds, through nurturing skills in:

  • Leadership
  • Working in collaboration
  • Strong communication
  • Active listening and responsiveness
High-quality Theatre Making

The Court Youth Company offers an opportunity for young actors to train and be exposed to high-quality theatre making, and to develop a distinguished theatrical vocabulary and focus. It provides a platform for developing new work by a young practicing community, and has the potential to assist members in going on to work and train in other reputable New Zealand institutes.

Schedule and Fees

The Court Youth Company meets, during term time, on Wednesday evenings 6pm-9pm and Saturdays 1pm-4pm at The Court Theatre. During the lead up to performances and when opportunities are available The Court Youth Company may schedule additional sessions.

Members pay termly fees of $250 per term (however they commit to the full year). There are financial scholarships available.


The next intake will be in November 2017 for the 2018 Company.