We are North Queensland's longest running youth arts organisation because we love what we do and do what we love. . . drama, dance, circus, film, music and art.

La Luna Youth Arts Association is a community based, not-for-profit youth arts organisation, which has been serving young people in the Townsville and Thuringowa area since its inception as the youth arm of the New Moon Theatre company in 1987. After the demise of its parent company, La Luna Youth Arts continued to thrive and became an incorporated association in April 1991.

La Luna Youth Arts has continued to grow steadily throughout its years of operation and now offers workshops and projects to young people aged 3 - 30 through its five creative arts disciplines; art, dance, drama, circus and film. We average 300-400 members every year but work with in excess of 7,000 children and young people a year through our regular membership program, outreach and festival work.

The company addresses the burgeoning community demand for tailored arts access programs from range of organisations and agencies including; the Cleveland Detention Centre, community urban renewal projects, School–of-the-Air, Lifeline Community Care North Queensland and Youth Justice, to name a few.

We work primarily in Townsville, however we have facilitated arts experiences in places as far afield as the Gulf Peninsula, Proserpine, Mt Isa, McKinlay, Collinsville, Ingham, Palm Island and Thursday Island.

We sustain because we believe in …

Growing with the arts!


Our mission is to be an ambitious and dynamic artistic hub for youth arts in North Queensland supporting the development, appreciation and celebration of new artistic work created by and for children and young people from a diverse variety of backgrounds. We connect people, places and productions; inspiring, delighting and creating public value in the arts.

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