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.
To inspire our communities to value new ideas and new forms of expression as articulated by young people.
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
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 2013 Annual Report here
View Tantrum's 2014 Annual Report here
View Tantrum's 2015 Annual Report here
View Tantrum's 2016 Annual Report here
View Tantrum's 2016-2018 Strategic Plan here