Marian St Theatre for Young People

Drama Centre

Art is what we imagine ourselves to be

Our aim at MSTYP is to give our students the ability to think creatively, imaginatively and critically about the world they are growing up in. We ask them to use art, and theatre as a medium to interact with each other and interpret the ideas of our time.

Our version of drama training combines body, voice, story and space.

Our Drama Centre...

Established in 1969, the Drama Centre offers workshop style classes for ages five to adults, where young people can learn in a professional theatre environment. 


1) Weekly Classes:

      a) 5 - 12 years Discover Drama

      b) 12 - 18 years Find Your Tribe

2) Holiday Workshops

3) HSC Classes

4) Accessible Classesfor young people with an intellectual disability

To view all the classes, and enrol, please see our booking website here.


We invite students over twelve years to audition for our Children's Theatre productions. MSTYP creates two or three children's productions each year, often based on classic fairy tales, such as The Pied Piper or The Little Mermaid, classics such as Winnie the Pooh, The Magic Pudding or The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe or more contemporary stories, such as  Danny in the Toybox by Richard Tulloch.

This allows young people to experience working in a professional theatre environment led by experienced industry professionals. Young people can discover their creative potential through participation in all areas of theatre, through acting, stage management and lighting operation. Young people also assist in running the front-of-house and coffee bar. Over the twenty-four performance season they learn to maintain a professional attitude, discover a relationship with different audiences and develop a respect and understanding of theatre production.

Some students who work on these productions go on to work in the theatre industry in a variety of roles, from acting to directing, to technical and backstage.

Students are given audition dates by their tutors throughout the year.


MSTYP is committed to developing mature work for young people by young people in collaboration with professional theatre artists.