Professional Development

Yellow Earth Academy


Yellow Earth Academy is a fully funded intensive two week course for young British East Asians*(16+). It will give you a taste of life at drama school and the skills you need to become a professional actor in theatre, TV, film and radio.

This year the focus will be on ACTING FOR CAMERA with an opportunity to make two short films with award winning film maker Lab Ky Mo. Classes will also include movement, voice and stage combat taught by tutors from ALRA and Yellow Earth.

Yellow Earth Academy is a partnership between Yellow Earth Theatre and ALRA (Academy of Live and Recorded Arts).

Constellation Creatives Bursary


This bursary was set up to encourage and promote greater participation and representation of East Asian actors on stage and screen.

The £1,000 bursary will be awarded to a final year drama school student of East Asian origin who in the opinion of the judging panel has best demonstrated they have the talent, skills and commitment to succeed as a professional actor.

To be eligible, students must be in their final year of a three year BA Acting, Film/TV or Musical Theatre course at any drama school or in the second year of the LAMDA or Bristol Old Vic two year professional acting courses.

A full Press Release can be downloaded here.

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Yellow Earth has launched a new two year Professional Writers’ Programme for writers of East Asian* descent led by Caroline Jester.

Four early career writers have been selected to take part in this intensive new two year programme with the aim of developing at least one play for the company to produce.



Our productions provide opportunities for professional British East Asian actors. We cast as many roles as possible with BEA actors as they continue to be underrepresented on our stage and screens.

Casting for our productions usually happens via Spotlight. However for some roles we will also meet people not on Spotlight.  We occasionally mail out casting opportunities for BEA performers. If you would like to be put on our actor mailing list please send your CV here.

Internships and Placements

Occasionally we offer part time short term unpaid internships or placements.  These provide an opportunity to experience and learn about the work involved in the preparation and management of our productions.

There are no internships and placements available at the moment.

Details of any upcoming Intern opportunities will be posted here.


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