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Tantrum Theatre Cooperative Ltd., trading as Tantrum Youth Arts, is the leading professional youth arts company in the Hunter region. We develop new, innovative and inclusive contemporary performing arts projects characterised by collaborative processes and participation. Our work is inspired by our local communities and generated through community partnerships.

Our Vision
To bring young people, emerging artists and professional artists together to create bold and captivating performances, which challenge and provoke, create change and inspire new perspectives. We aspire to maintain our position as the leading professional youth arts company in the Hunter region and continue our work through strong partnerships with our local community.

Our Values
Collaboration, Inclusion, Excellence

Our Objectives
To create innovative and dynamic new performance works
To engage with our communities through partnerships and place
To support young, emerging and professional theatre artists in our region

Our History
Tantrum was established in 1976 under the name 2 TIL 5 Youth Theatre Co-op as a Saturday afternoon drama workshop. The company steadily grew, providing drama skills workshops and original productions for people aged 8-18. In 1996, 2 Til 5 established Tantrum Theatre, an off shoot company, catering to emerging actors and theatre artists aged 18-25, and the two companies later merged.

In 2014, we relaunched as Tantrum Youth Arts, which better reflects the work we do: a greater integration of a range of artforms including performance, filmmaking, writing, physical theatre – all with a strong focus on developing young people’s creativity, confidence and communication.

View Tantrum's 2014 Annual Report here
View Tantrum's 2015 Annual Report here

View Tantrum's 2016 Annual Report here
View Tantrum's 2017 Annual Report here
View Tantrum's 2016-2018 Strategic Plan here