An intensive week of drama workshops for Victorian students with limited access to the arts.

Our annual Betty Amsden Youth Scholarship Course is a life-changing week of drama workshops at MTC. The course provides an opportunity for young people with limited access to the arts to learn and develop drama skills, gain confidence, self-awareness and self-expression whilst building friendships and a lifelong affinity for theatre. All meals are provided, and accommodation is available for a limited number of students from regional Victoria.

This program is offered free of charge to students who would not otherwise have access to an extra-curricular drama program due to economic, geographic or personal barriers. 

When and where?

Monday 19 September - Friday 23 September 2022
Southbank Theatre, The Lawler

Who is eligible?

Young people who:

  • Are aged from 14 to 16 years at the time of the course
  • Are currently enrolled in secondary school in Victoria
  • Would not usually have the opportunity to participate in an intensive drama course due to disadvantage in one or more of the following areas: economic, educational, geographic and/or social/personal

We strongly encourage teachers to nominate students who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those with disabilities.

How do I apply?

Applications for 2022 will open in Term 3.



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