Theatre CHYA create new and exciting pieces, written by young people, for young people

CHYA provides a platform for young and emerging artists to take creative risk and to conceive relevant and contemporary programming in a creative and inclusive environment.

Since opening in 1996, Courthouse Youth Arts has become a culture hub for youth within Geelong desiring to get involved with theatre. Over the last twenty years, Courthouse Youth Arts has undertaken many projects and given numerous young people the chance to participate and gain valuable skills and knowledge in the theatre discipline..

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Past Events

Tastes of Geelong – The Spirit of Arts for Youth
28 Jul Tastes of Geelong – The Spirit of Arts for Youth Theatre

Performance and Dinner The Spirit of Arts for Youth Courthouse Youth Arts, 60 Lt Malop Street, Geelong A collaborative Theatre…

08 Mar Theatre Workshops Theatre
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Latest News

Get to know Amber Smith, the curator behind our exhibitions Get to know Amber Smith, the curator behind our exhibitions Visual ArtWritingGeneral News

Moving from an art appreciator at Courthouse Youth Arts, to intern and this year as the gallery’s curator, Amber Smith…

Laneway Gallery Laneway Gallery General News

In 2016 Courthouse Youth Arts activated the Laneway Gallery Project, reclaiming the heritage building with artwork and mural projects completed…

Notice of CHYA 2017 AGM Notice of CHYA 2017 AGM General News

TO:      Members and Friends             Courthouse Youth Arts Centre Inc., The 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Courthouse Youth…

Maud Clark from “Somebodies Daughter.” Maud Clark from “Somebodies Daughter.” Theatre

Check out this video from Maud Clark from “Somebodies Daughter.” Maud – Interview – Somebodys Daughter from COURTHOUSE YOUTH ARTS…

  • Jack Griffiths (Creative Collective new media programmer)
    "It was a fantastic opportunity to be involved with mediums collaborating as a team in order to create a ground breaking performance, of which we were all proud to share with the community of Geelong." Jack Griffiths (Creative Collective new media programmer)
  • Kai Mann-Robertson (Creative Collective dance programmer)
    "Working on VOICEBOX was a tremendous experience; collaborating with artists from different fields to create an amazing, original piece of performance art." Kai Mann-Robertson (Creative Collective dance programmer)
  • Jessica Costa (Creative Collective visual arts programmer)
    "It was truly a creative collaboration between the artists across all mediums and to witness and be part of such an enthusiastic team was truly inspiring. " Jessica Costa (Creative Collective visual arts programmer)
  • Tom Molyneux (Creative Collective theatre programmer)
    "VOICEBOX is the kind of rare creative platform that is capable of bringing together the best emerging talent and granting them the exposure they need to the rigours and rewards of professional artistic practice." Tom Molyneux (Creative Collective theatre programmer)