Youth Theatre Project, in association with KickstArt Theatre

Durban Actors Studio, in association with KickstArt Theatre, proudly present the Youth Theatre Project, an elite stage training experience.

Training for YTP is broken down into three age/skill groups.

  • Tier 1: Min age 16 max age 25
  • Tier 2: Min age 13 max age 18
  • Tier 3: Min age 9 max age 15

The programme:

  • expands knowledge of the working world of theatre
  • imparts professional training in acting, musical theatre, physical theatre, puppetry, mask work, period performance and more,
  • provides VIP access to KickstArt Theatre Companies studio rehearsals to observe the theatrical process
  • offers internationally certified performance examinations
  • provides various studio and staged performance opportunities

The Tier 1 YTP group aims to bridge the gap between amateur and professional theatre as well as give support to students in their professional endeavours.

Entry to this programme is by audition only.

Registration for the 2018 YTP programme is closed – should you wish to receive information about the 2019 programme and book an audition spot click the button below. Please note information and audition dates will ONLY be sent out October each year.

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Back Stage Pass – YTP Tier 1 Online Journal

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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