As ATYP moves into a new home on Pier 2/3 we have a unique opportunity. We can ensure every space - from the rehearsal rooms and offices to the corridors and breakout spaces - encourage creativity, participation and imagination. It is a vision inspired by our beloved friend and colleague, the late Adèle Jeffreys.
Adèle was a dancer, a teacher, a mother, a thought-leader and an inspiration to those who knew her. She was the embodiment of the passion and values of ATYP and a driving force in ensuring creativity, participation and inclusion were at the heart of everything we do.
As ATYP’s Learning Manager for seven years, Adèle championed innovation and access. She pioneered ATYP’s investment in online programming, establishing the live-streaming of performances and the development of interactive teaching resources.
Adèle had a vision: For drama and active participation to be recognised as vital for all learning. It is a vision that still drives our programs today.
Central to Adèle’s approach was the understanding that we do our best learning on our feet, getting involved and interacting with others. Knowledge doesn’t only come from books; it also comes from experience. Adele railed against sitting around tables. She would get everyone on their feet, mixing ideas, working together to solve problems – whether it was a workshop with school students or a staff meeting. She ensured everyone was involved and all voices, opinions and ideas were heard.
Throughout her battle with illness Adèle continued to work and share her passion for inspiring young people. On her death she requested her friends and family donate to ATYP instead of sending flowers.
This is how the Adèle Jeffreys Memorial Fund was established, and through it, you too can help us ensure our new home on Pier 2/3 is extraordinary. Your donation will help create a home for our nation’s leading young artists: a world-class creative space and Australia’s only purpose-built youth theatre.
Please make a donation to the Adèle Jeffreys Memorial Fund by 30 April and help us achieve Adèle’s vision: to ensure young Australians have access to transformative theatre experiences that empower them to tell their own stories — a legacy that will inspire generations to come.
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We appreciate your great work
Thank you Matthew, we greatly appreciate your support!
Wonderful to hear you're moving into your new home in December. Not a decade too soon!
What a brilliant initiative to support the amazing work of ATYP and to celebrate Adele's life and love of creative work too.
Thank you Michaela, we greatly appreciate your support!
Looking forward to seeing you on Pier 2/3. In memory of Adele and in honour of your hard work and commitment.
Thank you Nancy, we greatly appreciate your support!
The ATYP deserves every inch of support we can muster. They are doing life changing, brilliant work.
Thank you Lucinda, we greatly appreciate your support!
Adele gave me some advice before a performance just when I needed it that has always stayed with me.
Thank you for your support!
Thank you for your support!
Your work with atyp was inspiring Adele x
Thank you Rachel, we greatly appreciate your support!
Thinking of Adele always -Love Nat,Mal,Callum,Rory & Elsie
Thank you Nat, Mal, Callum, Rory & Elsie, we greatly appreciate your support!
In memory of Adèle. Love always
Thank you Lisa, we greatly appreciate your donation!
Lots of love from Glen & Isaac!
Thank you Glen & Isaac - your support and generosity in helping us achieve Adèle's vision is much appreciated by the entire ATYP family!
Thank you Rebel for your generous contribution. We greatly appreciate it!
Thank you! We appreciate your support.
Good luck!! Can’t wait to see the new space
Helping to support Adèle's dream for ATYP in their new home
Thanks Richard! We appreciate your generosity.
Adèle’s passion for drama education was inspiring and I feel so lucky to have worked with her at ATYP - and I’m excited for your new home!