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 are we adding a performing course in Manchester, we will also be starting writing programmes in both Birmingham and Manchester.

Click on the individual programme below to get more information. Announcements for Yellow Earth Academy 2020 will be made at the beginning of March. Please follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to get the latest news.

  • You can apply for both the Actors Academy and Writers Academy

Yellow Earth Performers Academy: Manchester
Dates | 13-17 July
Venue | Sustained Theatre Up North (STUN),
Z-Arts, 335 Stretford Road
Manchester, M15 5ZA

To register your interest please email [email protected] with “Manchester Performers” in the
subject line.

Yellow Earth Actors Academy: London
Dates |  20-31 July
Venue | ALRA  Royal Victoria Patriotic Building, John Archer Way, London, SW18 3SX

To register your interest please email [email protected] with “London” in the
subject line.

Yellow Earth Actors Academy: Birmingham
Dates | 3-7 August
Venue | Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Acting, Millennium Point , Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG

To register your interest please email [email protected] with “Birmingham Actors” in the
subject line.


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


To register your interest please email [email protected] with “Manchester Writers” in the subject line.

Yellow Earth Writers Academy: Birmingham
Dates | Every Wednesday, 3 June until 29 July | 6.30 – 9pm
Venue The Rep, Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EP



To register your interest please email [email protected] with “Birmingham Writers” in the
subject line.


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.