Yellow Earth Academy

Yellow Earth Academy is a fully funded intensive course for British East Asians*(16+).

Since the summer of 2010, Yellow Earth has offered to British East Asians a free intensive acting programme in partnership with ALRA. In 2018 we extended the programme to include a course in Birmingham in partnership with the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. This year we are proud to announce that not only did we add a performing course in Manchester, we also started writing programmes in both Birmingham and Manchester.

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Yellow Earth Performers Academy: Manchester
Dates | 12 May – 9 July
Venue | Online

Yellow Earth Actors Academy: UK
Dates |  3 July – 7 August
Venue | Online


Yellow Earth Writers Academy: Manchester
Dates | April-October 2020, last Saturday of the month
Venue | Online and Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, Old Bank St, Manchester, M2 7PE


Yellow Earth Writers Academy: Birmingham
Dates | Every Wednesday, 6 May until 3 June | 7 – 8pm
Venue | Online


What Yellow Earth Academy participants have said:

My expectations were more than met – I found it intensely interesting, immersive and a very creative two weeks’

‘(YEA) Gave me confidence that this was a path I really wanted to take’
The course far exceeded my expectations. The tutors were brilliant; very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about teaching us and as a result, we gained so much from it’

 ‘Had the Academy not been free, there was no way I would’ve been able to participate in, what was for me, a life changing experience.’

Photo by Ikin Yum Photography


*East Asian descent includes: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, North Korea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and their Diasporas.