Arts and recreation

Eltham Little Theatre

Eltham Little Theatre has a youth theatre program. They hold one production per year and also have some youth parts in their Music Hall at the end of the year. To get involved:

  • You must be at least 10 years of age and to be involved in the Youth Production.
  • You must be at least 16 years of age to be involved in the Music Hall Production.

For more information, visit Eltham Little Theatre

Purely Pensive Productions

A performing arts production company established in the Diamond Valley area. They offer innovative weekly workshops for skills work, in conjunction with three productions a year.

  • Cheap rates
  • Staff members include drama graduates from Melbourne, Deakin and LaTrobe universities as well as industry recognised script writers, directors and television actors.

For more information, visit Purely Pensive Productions

Jets Studios

Jets is a multifunctional creative arts youth facility, delivering a range of programs and activities to young people and the community.

The focus of Jets is to provide a safe place for young people to promote social connectedness, build personal and technical skills and to encourage self-expression through music and the creative arts.

Jets cater for young people who are:

  • in bands
  • want to improve their creative skills in music or technology
  • have a disability.

For more information, visit Banyule Youth Services


A youth radio station for young people, run by young people. Launched in January 2003, SYN is proudly Melbourne's only independent youth media organisation.

SYN broadcasts on one of the largest community radio licences in Victoria and can be heard throughout Melbourne, Geelong and in parts of regional Victoria on 90.7 FM. SYN is responsible for producing five hours of live youth television each week for Channel 31.

For more information phone 9925 4747 or visit SYN FM .

Youth/Teen Art Courses

Manningham Art Studios offers a great range of affordable arts courses, workshops and activities for the community.

For more information, phone 9840 9381 or visit Manningham Art Centre

That's Melbourne

If you want to do something in the city or outside of your suburb, That’s Melbourne website provides information about activities and events in the City of Melbourne. Many are free or low-cost. For information, go to That's Melbourne

The Artisan Hills

This new website, developed in conjunction with local trading and tourism associations, has information on festivals, markets, school holiday ideas, parks, playgrounds, trails, bike paths, places to shop and things to do in your area.

For more information, go to The Artisan Hills