There’s lots happening at CHYA, so much so that we’re almost losing track! To keep you in the loop, here’s a few shows and events not to miss.

Death Metal @ Courthouse

7pm Friday, September 7

Death metal is back at Courthouse Youth Arts and in a pretty big way. Ballarat riff lords REQUIEM, Geelong death metal veterans NEMESIUM and another guest yet to be announced. Tickets are $15+bf.

Purchase tickets to the gig here.

Artist floor talk: Annabelle Mannings

1-1.30pm Saturday, September 8

Get the chance to hear behind the works of our current exhibiting artist, Annabelle Mannings. Her current collection, ‘Thrill of the Chase’ features a number of portrait and landscapes works inspired by the things around her.

This is a free event, RSVP here.

Meet Fadak: Road to Refuge

6.30pm Wednesday, September 26

Fadak is a 25-year-old Australian lawyer and community advocate. Forced to flee with her family because of the invasion of Iraq in 2003, Fadak knows how important a strong community is to a bright future.

But in fifteen years, Fadak has also seen Australia’s response to the world’s largest refugee crises change from a welcoming embrace into crimes against innocent people seeking protection. Tickets are $5 with light snacks supplied.

Purchase tickets to the event here.

The Hope Song

7.30pm, Friday October 12

Can you imagine a bird pecking in your head all the time? And feeling like there is a woman screaming through your insides all the time? That’s what it’s like on a bad day.

Seven actors take us on a journey that attests to the enduring power of hope. In this honest and moving new play, souls are bared in a potent piece of Verbatim Theatre, which offers fascinating insights into the people whose portraits make up The Hope Song.

Purchase tickets to the show here.

Carpe Diem starring John Wood

7.30pm Thursday, October 25

An entertaining look at how friendship and proper care give a man the strength to cope and the tools to carry on. The performance includes a Q&A with the actors to discuss the themes of the play.

Starring John Wood

Purchase tickets to the event here.

The Suitcase Series: ATOMIC

9am, Thursday November 8

Students on camp imagine the world they’d like to live in. A man invents a drug that will save millions of people, sowing the seeds of a population explosion. A flower sees plastic for the first time. A kaleidoscope of absurd and poignant vignettes, ATOMIC explores the power of humans to change the world – knowingly and unknowingly, for better or worse.

Purchase tickets to the show here.

See the full offering of shows here.