Young & Hungry Arts Trust

Empowering young people through mentoring to appreciate, create and participate in New Zealand Theatre.

Young & Hungry has been providing 15-25 year olds with a platform to perform, produce and create great theatre for 24 years. Our main programmes are:

EnsembleImpact National Schools Tour Touring NZ theatre to secondary schools and communities around the country. Professional actors present a compilation of the best excerpts of New Zealand plays around a theme such as feminism, identity or power.

Festival of New Theatre Staging three new NZ scripts commissioned through the Playwright’s Initiative. The plays are performed, designed and operated by 15-25 year olds in a two-week season at BATS Theatre, Wellington.

Playwright’s Initiative A national script commissioning process that seeks to develop and produce three new youth focused kiwi scripts each year.

Ambassadors’ Programme Introducing senior secondary students to the diverse range of live performing arts in Wellington and providing them with the opportunity to see behind the scenes.

Young and Hungry Arts Trust receives key operational funding from Creative New Zealand and Wellington City Council. Like many arts organisations we couldn't deliver the quality of our programmes without the additional support of Trusts and Sponsors. Thank you.

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