Young People’s Theatre Newcastle

Senior Classes

YPT Courses in 2022 for Senior Students (Yrs 11–12 + Post School*)

YPT aims to offer our senior students challenging and engaging content across all theatre types. With many of our alumni continuing into professional careers as performers, theatre makers and teachers, Think Beyond 2.0 provides both a high standard of drama literacy and the flexibility to enable students to continue attending weekly classes in a way they enjoy.

Students may choose one or more of these courses as their main YPT class. Senior students (years 11–12) receive a 25% discount for each additional YPT class they enrol in during a semester beyond their first Think Beyond class (N.B. this discount does not apply to Private Singing).

*Post-School refers to students in their first and second year post-school. 

COURSE 1: Think Beyond Drama: Advanced Skills

Tuesdays 5.30pm  (Yrs 11–12 + Post School*)

Think Beyond Drama will be a focused class with a flexible curriculum designed to challenge our senior students while providing a collaborative and engaging classroom environment. The focus of this class is to engage with theatre styles, forms and practitioners in a practical way, that allows our students to develop their personal performance and theatre literacy through group work and high quality workshops.

COURSE 2: Think Beyond Musical Theatre: Performance Ensemble

Mondays 5.30pm OR Tuesday at 4pm (Yrs 11–12 + Post School*)

The Think Beyond Performance Ensemble will spend their class time working on a production to play for a one – weekend season late in Term 4. Audition preparation, auditions and rehearsals will all take place during class time with only minimal commitment outside of class closer to their performance date. The class will develop the skills and understanding required to create a high quality production during this rehearsal period as well as learn other valuable tools to succeed as a performer.

Acceptance into Think Beyond Musical Theatre: Performance Ensemble is not automatic. Students will be contacted by the Theatre School Coordinators for more information regarding a taster workshop.

Note: The production is a full-length show, and is part of the 2022 season. The title of the show will be announced at the Think Beyond Taster Workshop, held on Tuesday 14 December 2021.

COURSE 3: Think Beyond Drama: Industry Pathways

Mondays 4pm (Yrs 11–12 + Post School*)

Our Industry Pathways courses will be specifically designed to develop students’ personal performance. The Industry Pathways course is perfect for students interested in pursuing a career in the arts, teaching, tutoring or for students looking to further develop their performance skills for their Higher School Certificate.

Students will learn how best to prepare for auditions, how to behave in a professional rehearsal space and industry standards. Students will learn a variety of methods and techniques from practitioners across the world to enable them to find their own performance style.

Additional Opportunities for Senior Students

Senior Students also have access to a selection of other extension classes. These include: Senior Drama, Foundation Musical Theatre, Behind the Scenes (Tech), Jazz, Tap and Private Lessons.

View the 2022 Theatre School Timetable for times and class descriptions.


CURRENT YPT STUDENTS: Register using the private link that can be found in the email sent on 23 November 2021.

FUTURE YPT STUDENTS: 2022 enrolments for new students will open from 7 December 2021. In the meantime email to be added to the waiting list.