Young People's Production Arts

Young People's Production Arts

Young People’s Production Arts offers opportunities to explore Technical Theatre, Stage Management and Design, for young people aged 11-18.

Our courses and masterclasses give creative young people the opportunity to gain a real insight into drama school training and the wider ‘backstage’ industries. Specialist classes are delivered by a variety of professionals, in skills including lighting, sound, stage management, prop making, costume and set design.

YPPA is supported by Bad Wolf.

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Online Masterclasses

You can attend as many or few sessions as you wish, depending on your interests.

To book your place, please follow the links below. We’ll be in touch with more details before each session.

If you are in receipt of Free School Meals you qualify for discounted prices, please let us know if this applies to you before booking by emailing


The World of Stage Management

Stage Management is an exciting career that can take you from theatres, to film, from fashion shows to festivals and everything in between! Join a discussion with professional Stage Manager, Ailsa Bonner (Amelie Watermill Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe), to find out more about how to get started.

Date and Time Monday 26 July, 5pm – 7pm
Ages 14-18
Cost £10


Prop Making Masterclass

Props are a vital part of any performance, learn from professional Stage Manager, Emily Behauge, about the people responsible for making and sourcing props on a production and find out how to make props yourself!

Date and Time Tuesday 27 July, 5pm – 7pm
Ages 14-18
Cost £10


A Career in Costume

Got a passion for costume? Join professional Costume Maker, Hazel Jewkes (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Downton Abbey, His Dark Materials), on the huge number of roles available in ‘wardrobe’ and share a ‘day in the life’ on set. In conjunction with Bad Wolf and Screen Alliance Wales.

Date and Time Wednesday 28 July, 5pm – 7pm
Ages 14-18
Cost £10


Applying to Drama School Q&A

Join RWCMD Director of Drama, Sean Crowley, and Head of Stage Management, Ian Evans, in a Q&A about applying for Drama School, studying at RWCMD and pathways to industry. With hints and tips on interview technique and portfolio building.

Looking to apply in 2022 and beyond, don’t miss this opportunity!

Date and Time Thursday 29 July, 5pm – 6:30pm
Ages 16+
Cost £10