Fresh Theatre for Social Change

Using the medium of theatre, Fresh encourages the strong, gives support to the timid, reminds the indifferent, and warns the oppressor.

Fresh Theatre for Social Change is a not for profit theatre company primarily focused on achieving social change through the use of applied theatre techniques. Applied Theatre is the use of theatre to accomplish nontheatrical objectives. Fresh uses a range of applied theatre practices to bring about societal development and personal growth in the community, corporate and education sectors

Founded in 2002, Fresh began as a youth theatre in the eastern Melbourne suburbs specifically aimed at supporting young people in difficult life circumstances and personal crisis. The program has successfully served youth in several locations within the Maroondah, Knox and Whitehorse Councils and over 2000 young people have walked through the doors since inception. Fresh has venues for its youth theatre program in Bayswater, Blackburn, Templestowe, Ringwood, and Elsternwick.

Plans are underway to continue this expansion to six more sites throughout Victoria in the next three years.

The unique approach inherent in every Fresh program is grounded in the belief that effective, resilient and healthy young people are an integral asset to every community. The leadership of Fresh believe in connecting, supporting and building positive relationships with young people. It is because of this belief that the Fresh theatre has the ability to transform the lives of young people by providing them with the resources to live amazing, positive and effective lives.

The Fresh team runs programs tailored to Youth, Young Adults, Primary School aged young people, and develops projects tailored to the needs of the community.


104 Beverley St Doncaster East 3109

T: 0432 400 844