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 meets throughout the year, offering a range of ways to get involved.


Online Autumn Masterclasses

Our masterclasses are designed to give young people aged 11-18 an opportunity to develop skills in areas of the backstage industry. They include practical activities as well as Q&A’s with the tutors, who are specialists in their area.

This Autumn we’ll be holding our masterclasses online via password-protected Zoom sessions.

Sessions are four hours (10am-3pm with scheduled breaks throughout the day) and cost £15.


22 November 2020
Stage Management
Exploring the role of the stage management team and prop making Book your place
29 November 2020
Design for Performance
Delving into the world of the set and costume designer Book your place
13 December 2020
Technical Theatre
An introduction to lighting and sound for stage Book your place


We will be announcing a follow-up series in the new year (both online and face to face at RWCMD) which will offer an opportunity for participants to expand their knowledge further in each of these areas.


How to Apply

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

To book your place, please follow the links above. 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