Youth Program 2021


We are committed to developing the unique acting potential of young people in an exciting and supportive environment.  Our aim is to provide teenagers with the acting skills and confidence to pursue their dreams.

The Youth Program empowers young actors to find and use their voice to tell stories they are passionate about. 

The Youth Program nurtures talent, courage and resilience in the actors we train to have the confidence to be uniquely themselves and be as expressive and creative as they have the capacity to be. 

We foster positive and healthy self esteem in young actors so they are capable of meeting professional and personal challenges with balance and grace. 

16th Street Actors Studio is an internationally acclaimed training studio and actors are exposed to the world’s most highly regarded acting techniques. 

16th Street Actors Studio’s patron, Deborra-Lee Furness and her husband, Hugh Jackman, passionately support our studio and young people in the arts. Like us, they believe in supporting young people to develop a healthy relationship with themselves and to give them every opportunity to develop a sense of fulfillment and to have a successful future in the arts and in life. 

Our Programs are run and taught by experienced industry professionals. 

The Youth Program is a 28 week professional training program for talented young actors. It is spread across three 8 week terms, that fits in with the academic school year. The Youth Program is for ages 12-14 and 15-17 years. 

We offer an additional and optional fourth 8 week term in October, for those that can balance their time at 16th Street with the demands of their school studies. 

The classes are held on Sunday and are 3 hours in duration. 


  • Character Creation 
  • Scene Study
  • Script Analysis
  • Acting for Camera
  • Screen testing
  • Audition Monologues
  • Acting Technique (Imagination and Imagery) 

Entry into The Youth Program is based on audition and interview.  You will be given a choice of audition scenes to select from. 

Places are limited.