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WA Youth Theatre Company’s productions are multi-award winning.

With its production REST, a site responsive work set in East Perth Cemeteries, the company has become the proud claimant of the most-awarded Fringe World show ever! Here’s a list of our most recent wins:

  • 2023 FUSE International, Best Children & Families Performance (for ARCO Jnr)
  • 2020 Fringe World, ECU Performing Arts Award (for ARCO)
  • 2020 Fringe World, Spirit of the Fringe Award (WAYTCo’s James Berlyn, for BODY RIGHTS)
  • 2019 Museum and Galleries National Award (for REST)
  • 2019 Fringe World, Theatre Award (for REST)
  • 2019 Fringe World, The West Australian Arts Editor Award (for REST)
  • 2019 Fringe World, Martin Sims Award (for REST)
  • 2019 Fringe World, Weekly Awards x 2 (for REST)
  • 2018 Fringe World, ECU Performing Arts Award (for YOURSEVEN)
  • 2018 Fringe World, WA Emerging Artist Award (for YOURSEVEN)

At Perth Festival 2021, the company premiered BESIDE, a Perth Festival Commissioned site-responsive work at the National Trust Heritage site, Peninsula Farm, in Maylands. This acclaimed production solidifies the company’s track record for making outstanding site-specific theatre.

Other notable past productions include Yourseven, The Cockatoos, Cloud 9, Crave, The Dreaming Hill, Punk Rock, Fish Out Of Water (Drop Dead), MINE, D.N.A., and the devised trilogy Earth, Wind & Fire, as well as performances of The Lonely Playground, 2017, and On the Face of Things, 2016, within the Fringe Festival’s celebration of devised shows, and 600 Seconds at The Blue Room Theatre in 2014. That’s just to cover a decade or so!

The provocative, moving and bold body of work that the company has produced in past years, with young people guiding the way, has attracted widespread recognition, both nationally and internationally.

To follow are eight WAYTCo productions that have recently been put to rest.

Past Productions

2023 Perth Festival

Seven Sisters

We are made of star stuff whether we like it or not. Co-directed by Greek-Noongar emerging artist Cezera Critti-Schnaars & WAYTCo's James Berlyn.

2022 Perth Festival

Body of Knowledge by Samara Hersch

Developed and presented in collaboration with PICA: A powerful meditation on age and change.

2021 Perth Festival


WA Youth Theatre Company's first Perth Festival commission, BESIDE delves into social change and its capacity to both marginalise and empower.

2019 Fringe World


This award winning immersive experience leads you through the hidden stories of the East Perth Cemeteries.

2020 Fringe World


A program of short works sharing the stories of bodies, as their owners struggle with issues of consent, aesthetics, perfection and pleasure.

The Cockatoos male and female leads
2019 State Theatre Centre Season

The Cockatoos

A quintessentially Australian tale of suburban secrets broken open to the light. As relevant today as when first published in 1974.

2019 Black Swan Theatre-WAYTCo Coproduction


A collaboration with Black Swan State Theatre Company, adapted and co-written by WA’s own Kate Mulvany.

2018 Fringe World


With Shakespeare and forgotten technology as your guides, YOURSEVEN is a touching and intimate flash-forward journey all about you.

2018 State Theatre Centre Season


Spanning continents and centuries, exploring themes of gender, race and colonisation, a play that never ages.

2015 WA Museum, Perth & Albany

The Dreaming Hill

Written for WAYTCo by WA playwright Hellie Turner and nominated for best new Australian play at the 48th Annual AWGIE Awards.

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