Young Wharfies




A free intensive program for Year 11 Drama students at Sydney Theatre Company

Young Wharfies is an engaging and free learning program for 2023 Year 11 Drama students who are inspired by the power and creativity of theatre. 

The group of students selected to be 2023 Young Wharfies will spend a year attending productions, participating in workshops and meeting artists and creatives at STC.

In 2023, the Young Wharfies will:

  • Attend 7 productions throughout the year 
  • Explore aspects of each play in pre-show workshops
  • Deconstruct each show in discussion groups with other Young Wharfie participants 
  • Participate in five masterclasses led by artists/creatives about theatrical styles, playwriting, directing, programming and writing for theatre

We strongly encourage students who are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those living with disability to apply.

"It has been eye-opening, inspiring and enriching. Being given the rare opportunity to meet and workshop with professionals who actively know what it’s like to work in the theatre industry has been truly incredible." 
Josephine Lee, Young Wharfie 2019


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Young Wharfies aims to build theatre literacy through watching and analysing how meaning is created in live theatre, from the Elements of Drama to directorial choices and Elements of Production.

Applications for the 2023 Young Wharfies open on Mon 3 Oct, 2022 and close Mon 28 Nov, 2022. 

For any questions, please contact us at [email protected] or (02) 9250 1778.