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

Earth … Dust, Stardust, Breath
04 May Earth … Dust, Stardust, Breath PastTheatre

Geelong After Dark ‘Earth… Dust, Stardust, Breath’ Courthouse Youth Arts, Somebody’s Daughter Theatre Company  and Nobody’s Fool Theatre collaborate to…

01 Dec Submit. She Whispers. Past Theatre
08 Mar Theatre Workshops Theatre
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Latest News

Artist Joshua Maxwell de Hoog on his current exhibition and musical influence Artist Joshua Maxwell de Hoog on his current exhibition and musical influence Visual Art General News

Joshua Maxwell de Hoog is no stranger to the Courthouse Youth Arts space, having exhibited numerous times in our gallery….

Artist Dean de Landre about his artistic process Artist Dean de Landre about his artistic process Visual Art General News

Recently moving to Geelong, Dean de Landre held his first co-exhibition in Geelong at Courthouse Youth Arts alongside Miranda Jarvis….

Artist Abbey Dempster about her return to art Artist Abbey Dempster about her return to art Visual Art General News

Growing up as a creative child, Abbey Dempster often spent her time making cards and letters that she would send…

Last minute school holiday activities at Courthouse Youth Arts this week Last minute school holiday activities at Courthouse Youth Arts this week Music Visual Art General News

Looking for some fun activities for the kids? Or maybe just something to inspire your next creative venture? So far…

  • 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)