Theatre Workshop

Theatre Workshop

Theatre Workshop is for young people who have a passion for theatre and want to develop their drama skills and experience in a workshop situation. Our classes offer the chance to concentrate on the important drama skills of improvisation, storytelling techniques and working with texts in a friendly and supportive environment. Theatre Workshop caters for two age groups:

  • Junior Theatre Workshop (ages 7-10)
  • Theatre Workshop (ages 11-18)

You will work in small groups (of no more than 15 students) with others of a similar age, gaining skills, experience and confidence that will be hugely valuable, whatever you want to do in life.

Group of Young Actors Studio students


Junior Theatre Workshop (ages 7-10)

This new course will meet during term time on Sundays in Cardiff (at RWCMD) with classes running throughout the day from 9:30am to 4pm depending on age. Classes will also be offered through the medium of Welsh (subject to demand).

Class duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Young actor with arms outstretched


Theatre Workshop (ages 11-18)

Theatre Workshop groups meet during term time on Sundays in Cardiff (at RWCMD) or Saturdays in Haverfordwest (at Pembrokeshire College), with classes running throughout the day from 9.30am to 4pm depending on age. In Cardiff, we are pleased to be able to offer Theatre Workshop classes through the medium of Welsh. Please contact us for more information.

Class duration: 2 hours 30 minutes


How to Apply

There is no audition for Theatre Workshop classes. Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis with opportunities to join in September, January and April. To apply to join at either location just complete an application form and return it to us via email to

Alternatively, download the form and post to:

Young Actors Studio
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Castle Grounds
Cathays Park
CF10 3ER


Fees & Financial Support

The Young Actors Studio is committed to giving every young person aged 11-20 with a passion for theatre, the opportunity to benefit from the specialist drama training delivered by RWCMD, regardless of experience or financial means.

Thanks to the support of Valero and many friends and supporters of the College, all of our students can apply for a means tested bursary which can help pay fees and may cover up to 100% of the total costs. We place great importance on making the Young Actors Studio accessible to all young people who have a genuine interest in theatre, with over 50% of current students receiving financial assistance. We urge you to take advantage of the generous support available. Please email us to request a bursary application form.

Junior Theatre Workshop Fees 2021/22
£175 per term (£525 per year)

Theatre Workshop Fees 2021/22
£293 per term (£879 per year)

Payment of fees should be made termly, before each term, or monthly by direct debit. For more information on the financial support available or any other information regarding course fees please email us.