Yellow Earth Academy

Yellow Earth Academy is a fully funded intensive 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.

Each year students gather for one (Birmingham) or two (London) weeks for an intensive programme of acting courses. Including classes in voice, movement, stage combat and acting for camera. Each academy ends with either a showcase for friends and family or screenings of short films shot on the course depending on the year.

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.

  • Young BEA’s 16+ can apply for either London or Birmingham courses
  • Yellow Earth Academy is a partnership between Yellow Earth Theatre and ALRA and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Yellow Earth Academy: Birmingham
Dates | TBD
Venue | Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Acting, Millennium Point , Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG

Yellow Earth Academy: London
Dates |  TBD
Venue | ALRA  Royal Victoria Patriotic Building, John Archer Way, London, SW18 3SX


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.’



*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.