T451 for Young Adults

Theatre 451 is founded on the philosophy that nurturing the development of work, mentor-ship and support of future young theatre makers is an essential element of the local theatrical ecology.

We work in a collaborative, nurturing, trusting environment, as our performance standards and backstage ethos both reflect. Formed in 2013, we produce theatre that makes you think, preferring works presented in small spaces providing an intimate relationship between the audience and the actors.

T451 for Young Adults extends our collaborative and supportive beliefs along with the creation of new work within the wider community in which we live.

My suggestions and opinions were always encouraged and supported to fruition. Being inexperienced in these areas this was a fantastic opportunity to grow and develop my own understanding.

Lisa and Tref’s practice of support and partnership for the wider community, specifically emerging artists within that community is really rare to find. Their generosity expertise is an asset to the community and those who get to work with them.Caitlin Lavery, Beers & Trees

Our programs are open to young adults who have something to say and want to make work that’s relevant to them and showcases their voices.

Our first young adult production Beers and Trees by Allee Richards, was developed with fourteen young theatre makers between 18 – 25 and was presented as two short seasons at The Hut, Hurstbridge and La Mama, Explorations.

As an aspiring artist, I found my first experience with Theatre 451 to be liberating. Apart from obviously rehearsing and getting an opportunity to exercise acting muscles, the experience provided us with continuous opportunities to create and influence the piece in development.Adrian Del-Re, Beers & Trees


TEJAS VERDES by Fermín Cabal, translated by Robert Shaw

‘We are not beggars. I am not here for you to cast your pity at me like breadcrumbs tossed to a cripple. Because I know you’re listening to me; and my voice won’t be silent, not yet.’

Performed in May 2016, this show was wonderfully performed and designed by Theatre 451 for Young Adults..look out for it in 2017!



Talented young writers submitted their scripts and have been accepted into ELEVATE – our 2016-17 season of new Australian work.

There are many roles for performers aged between 16 – 25. Click here to find out more!

We will announce our Theatre 451 for Young Adults 2017 program in January. Follow us on Facebook or contact us to be added to our mailing list.