second age

youth acting project 

About The

Second Age Project

The Second Age Project takes its name from Jacques' famous monologue - "all the world's a stage" - from Shakespeare's As You Like It. 


The Second Age Project was established in 2012 to create training and performance opportunities for young people. Over the past ten years, this program has nurtured the talents and ambitions of hundreds of students, many of whom have now entered the arts industry as actors, directors, designers, technicians, and educators.

After a difficult two years of online classes, we are thrilled to announce that the 2022 Second Age Project will bring students together for in-person rehearsals. Our company is fortunate to have secured a temporary home at the Arts Domain in Surry Hills while our beautiful building across the road undergoes renovations. 


One-on-one classes with one of our staff members can be made available for regional young actors, or those unable to participate in-person for other reasons.

"All the world's a stage

and all the men and women, merely players; 

They have their exits and their entrances, 

And one man in his time plays many parts, 

His acts being seven ages..."

The Second Age is the school child with

'shining morning face'

TERM 3 & 4 Youth production


Take part in Sport for Jove’s 2022 Youth Production, The Ghost Light. As a member of this ensemble, you will work with industry professionals to develop and rehearse a new work inspired by Shakespeare’s greatest plays


If you are interested in being a part of our 2022 Second Age production, please look at the audition pack below.


How to apply: 

- To audition for The Ghost Light, complete the application form and attach a 1-2 minute video audition of your chosen Shakespeare monologue.

- Please note that we will offer two places to young people experiencing financial disadvantage. Fill out this application form to apply for one of our scholarships. 


If you have any further questions, email Claudia at:

Applications now open!

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Pricing & dates 

Cost: $600

(Includes tuition in Terms 3 and 4, participation in the end of year production, and a ticket to see Sport for Jove’s Romeo and Juliet)

Dates: 23rd July – 3rd December

Address: Arts Domain, 239 Devonshire St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Time: Saturdays 2pm-5pm  





Sport for jove is a registered

creative kids provider

With the help of CREATIVE KIDS, 

parents, guardians and carers can claim a $100 voucher per year to put towards the cost of lessons and fees with registered providers.


It's a great way to assist young people in finding their passions and for them to learn new skills.


For more information, visit

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TERM 3 & 4 2022


“Participating in Sport for Jove’s Second Age Project gave me the skills and connections to successfully audition for my first professional production. The classes sharpened my acting, reading, and confidence, preparing me to play Juliet in a mainstage production with Sport for Jove and later in their feature film, Venus & Adonis. The incredible teachers at Jove supported me, believed in me, and gave me every tool I needed to succeed. The environment they create makes students safe to experiment, fail gloriously, improve enormously, and make lasting friendships. Signing up was the best decision I ever made.”

— Claudia Elbourne (Second Age Project 2018-2020)

"Second Age Project is the best place for any young actor to begin their dream. During my time with the company, I learnt what it means to work in an ensemble and all the essential skills for an actor. My training led me perform in my first professional Shakespeare production, several commercials, and a TV show."


— Dinitha Senevirathne (Second Age Project 2015-2020)

health & safety

At Sport for Jove, we take the safety of our community seriously, and will continue to follow NSW guidelines throughout the year. 


Our staff at Sport for Jove are fully vaccinated or have genuine medical exceptions. While we understand that not all young people have had the opportunity to be vaccinated, we strongly recommend that all participants are vaccinated before commencing the program.