New Earth Academy

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

Since the summer of 2010, New Earth Academy (formerly Yellow Earth Academy) has offered to British East/Southeast 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. In 2020 added a Performers Academy in Manchester and launched the Writers Academy in Birmingham and Manchester.

The programme of courses for 2020 is now complete. Read about our past academies. We will be announcing our courses for 2021 at the beginning of the year. Please follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to get the latest news.

What New 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/Southeast 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.