Young & Hungry began life as a festival under the auspices of BATS (1993/4). Not long afterwards, the Young & Hungry Arts Trust was established. Since then, Y&H has provided opportunities for young creatives (aged 15-25 years) with opportunities to gain hands-on theatre experience and showcase their work. Y&H also takes live theatre to schools and school-aged ambassadors to theatre.
To nurture the development of tomorrow’s performing arts practitioners and audiences.
For rangatahi in Te Upoko-o-te-Ika (Wellington region) and beyond, passionate about performing arts, Y&H provides the mātauranga (knowledge, skills) and whanaungatanga (relationships, connections) they need to navigate the contemporary performing arts ecology.
Our values describe the Y&H experience.
Our five objectives support the development of tomorrow’s theatre practitioners and audiences, and the future of the Young & Hungry Arts Trust.
*The term young people describes those still at school and in tertiary education, through to emerging playwrights and practitioners starting out in their career.