‘Homeless’ youths sheltered by Griffin Theatre

Australian Theatre for Young People will be temporarily homeless in 2018, but a new partnership ensures their season can continue as planned.

Hero image for ATYP’s current production, Oedipus Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. Image by Luke Stambouliah. 

The redevelopment of Sydney’s Walsh Bay Arts Precinct, commencing later this year, means that a number of companies will be temporarily homeless in 2018, unable to meet, rehearse or stage work in their existing premises until renovations and rebuilding are complete.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts