Youth Program

ypYouth Program 2021

Youth Program 2021

“We salute and admire in our 16th Street colleagues the values we hold in common: a deep commitment to craft, an understanding of the courage and agility it takes to perform at a professional artistic standard, and a deeply held conviction that acting brings us in touch with our own humanity.” 

– Edith Meeks, Executive and Artistic Director, HB Studio New York

Auditions – December 2020/January 2021

We are delighted to announce applications are open for our 7th Youth Program.

The Youth Program is a 24 week professional training program for young talented actors with an optional 4th term. It is spread across three school terms for ages 12-14 and 15-17 years.

We are committed to developing the unique potential of young people in an exciting and supportive environment.  Our aim is to provide teenagers with the skills and confidence to pursue their dreams.

About the Youth Program

The Youth Program will empower you to find your voice and share your stories through exploring some of the challenges currently facing teenagers. We will nurture your talent as you gain confidence in an environment where you feel free to express yourself.

You will discover how to use yourself, your experiences and imagination to create a character. In an atmosphere of creative play and self-discovery, you will come to understand and experience the level of preparation and discipline required to be a professional actor.

This extended program will deepen your foundation in technique and through scene and character work you will further develop your ability to identify and emotionally connect to the characters you play.

16th Street Actors Studio is an internationally acclaimed training studio. Actors are exposed to the most advanced acting techniques from the United States. Our mission is to give you the best opportunity to have a successful future in the arts and in life.

Our program is based on the successful programs already running at 16th Street, adapted to suit young actors. It is run and taught by industry professionals who have had many years or experience and understand the demands and challenges of being an actor.

16th Street Actors Studio’s patron, Deborra-Lee Furness and her husband, Hugh Jackman, are avid supporters of young people in the arts and endorse our philosophy:

“Embracing and nurturing individualism through the craft of acting and the development of self awareness”.

Entry is based on audition. Places are limited.

Please fill out an application form by clicking on the Apply With Us button at the top right of this page. Once we have your application we will be in contact to book an audition time for you. You will be given a choice of audition pieces to select from.

Join us to learn about our cutting-edge training for young actors at the Youth Open Day,

Youth Program Open Day – ONLINE – 
13th December 2020 – 11:00am-1:00pm
16th Street Actors Studio, Melbourne

For more information email admin@16thstreet.com.au to reserve your place.

Term 1: 7th February – 28th March (8 Weeks)
Term 2: 2nd May – 20th June (8 Weeks)
Term 3: 18th July – 5th September (8 Weeks)
Term 4 (optional): October 10th – November 28th (8 Weeks)
  • Optional Term 4 available for students who can balance 16th Street classes with their academic studies. This is not included in the 3 Term fees structure.