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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Autumn Term

Interested in how theatre productions and live events are put together? Then our Masterclasses are for you. Explore the exciting world of working backstage and the multiple career pathways that are available, hosted by industry professionals in our specialist facilities.

The Masterclasses are not a course, each one will be a standalone, so you can book as many or as few as you wish according to your interest. Booking will open soon for our next Masterclass Series.

Join our mailing list to be among the first to know when booking opens.

Spring Term

Young People’s Production Arts Spring Season of events include taster days and short courses offering opportunities to explore Technical Theatre, Stage Management and Design.

Designed to give young people aged 11-18 an opportunity to further develop and explore skills in specialist areas of the backstage industry.

Summer Schools

Want to get hands on? YPPA’s Summer Schools are back in July 2022! Explore the skills and processes a production team undergo in immersive projects at our beautiful campuses in Cardiff. Working with a group of specialist tutors and professional director, you’ll learn how to create the world of a production in one of our two specialist pathways.

“I really enjoyed the summer school and learnt a lot more about backstage careers in theatre. The knowledge I gained will come in very handy in the future. All the tutors were really friendly and were happy to ask any questions we had. The sessions were fun and interactive.”
Summer School Participant

How to Apply

There is no audition for YPPA Masterclasses or Summer Schools. Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis and can be reserved via this webpage.

Fees & Financial Support

Young People’s Production Arts is committed to giving every young person aged 11-18 with a passion for theatre, the opportunity to benefit from the specialist drama training delivered by RWCMD, regardless of experience or financial means. For more information on the financial support available or any other information regarding costs please email us