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.
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 email@example.com.
Online Spring 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 Spring we’ll be holding our masterclasses online via password-protected Zoom sessions:
- Morning sessions are an ‘Introduction’. Suitable for anyone who wants to find out about the day-to-day of working in the specialist area, the roles you can do and the process of supporting a production.
- Afternoon sessions are ‘Exploring’. Suitable for those with some experience in this specialist area (perhaps you have already attended our YPPA events, are studying the subject at school, or have worked backstage on productions previously). Designed to extend your knowledge and expand your skills.
Sessions are two hours long and cost £10. You are welcome to join us for both the morning and afternoon sessions if you wish at a discounted rate of £15.
|Sunday 9th May||10am – 12pm||Introduction to Sound for Theatre||Book your place|
|1pm – 3pm||Exploring Sound for Theatre||Book your place|
|Sunday 16th May||10am – 12pm||Introduction to Model Making||Book your place|
|1pm – 3pm||Exploring Model Making||Book your place|
|Sunday 30th May||10am – 12pm||Introduction to Theatre Lighting||Book your place|
|1pm – 3pm||Exploring Theatre Lighting||Book your place|
Backstage at Bad Wolf – An Introduction to Puppetry for TV Drama
We are excited to present an opportunity for you to meet some of the production team who have worked on such TV shows as His Dark Materials. An opportunity not to be missed from YPPA’s new sponsors.
Brian Fisher and Eliot Gibbins, the show’s heads of Creature Effects, will take YPPA guests behind the scenes, showing how traditional puppetry, cutting-edge VFX and a sprinkling of Dust combined to bring the daemons and armoured bears from Philip Pullman’s trilogy to life.
You can watch this YouTube video to find out more about how they work on His Dark Materials.
The session will also introduce you to the work of Screen Alliance Wales – a not-for-profit organisation for the whole of Wales, created through Bad Wolf’s corporate commitment to building a sustainable work force for the film and TV industry in Wales.
Screen Alliance Wales aim to educate, inspire and nurture talent to work within the creative industries in Wales.
|Date and Time||Sunday 23rd May, 10am – 12pm|
|Ages||Suitable for ages 11-18|
|Booking||Book your place|
Scenic Construction Taster Session
The Foundation Degree in Scenic Construction is a new two-year programme launching at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in August.
We are excited to present an opportunity for you to meet the team, gain an insight into Foundation Degree training, and the role of a Scenic Construction Technician within the TV and film industry.
|Date and Time||Sunday 23rd May, 1pm – 3pm|
|Ages||Suitable for ages 16+|
|Booking||Book your place|
Summer Schools 2021
We will be opening booking for our Summer Schools (both online and face-to-face at RWCMD) very soon.
- 20th – 23rd July: Stage Management and Technical Theatre Summer School, on site at RWCMD
- 27th – 30th July: Design for Performance Summer School, on site at RWCMD
- 20th – 23rd July and 27th – 30th July: Online Summer Masterclasses