Youth Theatre Project, in association with KickstArt Theatre

Durban Actors Studio, in association with KickstArt Theatre, proudly presents the Youth Theatre Project, a training programme that combines internationally certified LAMDA examinations, professional training, and VIP access to observe KickstArt Theatre’s rehearsal and performance process.

The Youth Theatre Project is divided into three “skill” groups; beginner, intermediate and advanced. The minimum age for entrance is 10 and the maximum age is 23. Entry to this programme is by audition only.

Annual commitment to all classes is required due to examination and performance requirements.

To find out more and join the waiting list for 2019 auditions please click below. 

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About KickstArt

The company was formed in 2000 by Artistic Director, Greg King, and since the inaugural production of Ben Elton’s PopcornKickstArt has been entertaining ever-increasing audiences, while providing essential project-based employment for talented Durban actors.

In 2003, Greg was joined by Steven Stead as Executive Director, and together they have worked to develop the company’s output and status. They successfully ran the intimate Kwasuka Theatre for three years, and have moved on to collaborations with larger theatres such as the KZN Playhouse, Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town, and the Liberty Theatre on the Square in Johannesburg.

They have also formed a very strong relationship with celebrated South African impresario, Pieter Toerien, who has co-produced several of KickstArt’s recent successes on tour in Johannesburg at his Montecasino Theatre, and in Cape Town at his Theatre on the Bay. For more info visit