Young Theatricals (YTs) is Ipswich Little Theatre Society’s drama group for teens, 13 – 18 years old. The group meets on Wednesday evenings, 5:00pm to 7:00pm, in the Jean Pratt Building. For any information regarding Young Theatricals in 2022 and beyond, please contact the team at yts@ilt.org.au.

Run by convenors Mack Groves, Kate Hoepner, and Aaron Evans, YTs aims to teach students performance skills and provides opportunities to showcase their talents throughout the year. Students will learn about character development, how to create and manipulate mood and tension in their performances, vocal skills, physical characteristics and expression, and more!

Young Theatricals is operated as a free form, safe environment for teenagers to explore and express their creativity through theatre.

If you’re interested in joining Young Theatricals, please contact the team at yts@ilt.org.au regarding availability.


The Young Theatricals team have big plans for this year! In 2023, YTs students will continue to learn about characterisation, scriptwriting, accents, costuming, lighting and sound, conveying emotion and much, much more!

We will be undertaking two performance seasons in 2023. Our first season will be performed in the Incinerator Theatre on the 14th, 15th and 16th and the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of July. With the performance on the 15th being the Young Theatricals 50th year celebration! This season will be made up of two one act plays that will also be performed in the South East Queensland One Act Play festival circuit in Beenleigh, Ipswich and Burpengary.

Our second season of the year will be a full length production performed during the weekend of the 6th, 7th and 8th of October.

Classes for 2023 will commence on Wednesday the 25th of January for a 5pm start.


Photos & Previous Years

In previous years, students have showcased their talents through the sharing of monologues, and productions such as A Christmas Carol, The Patient, The Friends of Valerie Lane, Melissa’s Big Birthday Bash, Phantasmal, Camp Euphoria (a unique piece having been written and directed by the students), Wild Wild West (a theatre restaurant), and Hating Alison Ashley.

Previous convenors of YT’s have included Kyle & Samantha, Courtney, Liz & Rebecca, Tony & Aaron, and Craig, Jan & Desley.

Young Theatricals turns 50 in 2023!


Celebrations are being organised for 50 years of Young Theatricals in 2023. We are looking to have a meeting in the next couple of months and are keen for people to help. We are looking to get in contact with any ex-members, so if there is anyone you know that used to be in Young Theatricals over the last 50 years we want to hear from them.

Please email the 50-year Committee email address or you can email Tony Erhardt directly on tony.erhardt@gmail.com

The more we can have involved the better we want this to be a Celebration to be remembered.