Thanks to the team at Big Spin Productions and Actors Centre Australia, our performances are now available to stream in classrooms and households across Australia & New Zealand due to the current social distancing restrictions. We hope you and yours are staying healthy, hopeful and safe during this difficult period. The show must go on, we hope you enjoy!

- Bryce Youngman - CEO

Poetry in Action is an innovative touring theatre company with an enduring dedication to unlocking the power of words in a way never seen before in Australia.

From isolated students in remote Central Australia through to the upper echelons of corporations, PIA is dedicated to unlocking the power of words for everyone.

Our dynamic mode of theatre has seen our emergence as one of Australia’s most extensively travelled theatre companies, with our expanding geographical footprint now bringing poetry to life for thousands of young audience members across metropolitan and regional Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong.

As we enter our fifteenth year in 2021, our teams are excited to continue discovering more horizons than ever before! Will you join us?

After  a  performance  by  Poetry  In  Action,  our  students realise  that  what  their  teachers  have  been  saying  is  true:  language  can  be  vibrant,  dynamic  and  life  changing.  As  an  adjunct  to  teaching  students  these truths,  PIA’s  performances  are  only  just  short  of  epiphany.

- Paul  Zebrowski,  The  Lakes  South  Morang  P-9  School 

Thank you so much for performing at St Patrick’s Marist College! It was seriously an honour, I’m good at writing so I’m working on a piece to submit this year and thanks for changing the way I see poetry.


We’re very grateful! Both staff and students enjoyed the shows enormously. 

They were cleverly put together and very engaging.

- Jenny Hayton, Newlands college, Wellington, NZ 

Driven by a desire to bring poetry to life through performance and unlock the power of words for everyone, PIA has grown from an idea into an industry.

Our shows are needed in some of the remotest and under privileged communities in Australia where our performances shed an educational light onto a complicated subject and, in some cases, we are the only piece of theatre that a community may see in any given year.

If you are willing and able to help PIA continue its unique mission to keep poetry alive and inspire the next generation of writers, performers and creative thinkers, donate to us by clicking on the link below.


In addition to its nationwide and international touring, PIA has also been stirring an extraordinary hunger in Indigenous students for literary experiences through a life-changing intensive literacy program in remote Central Australia. Read on to find out more.