In 2014, the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, in
partnership with Valero, introduced its Young Actors Studio to West
Wales. Based in Pembrokeshire, the courses bring the very best in
actor training for young people aged 12 – 20 to the region,
offering the opportunity to work with established Royal Welsh
College of Music & Drama staff and other industry specialists
in their field. The Young Actors Studio holds weekly Acting Courses and Theatre Workshop Classes every Saturday at
Pembrokeshire College, Haverfordwest.
Working with RWCMD
We are very proud of our teachers at the Young Actors Studio and
our students benefit from their experience of working in film,
television and theatre. Many of our staff work in RWCMD in Cardiff
as well as a broad range of other arts organisations such as the
National Theatre, BBC, Royal Shakespeare Company, and a range of
film and television companies.
We are continuing to visit schools and colleges throughout this
term to make sure that we give as many people as possible the
chance to experience the type of training we offer and to give
those students who may have missed out on these opportunities the
chance to get involved.
If you have been unable to attend our workshops or auditions but
would like more information on our classes, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Acting Courses (16 – 20 years)
For information on future audition dates please email email@example.com where our staff will
advise you on the next opportunity to join the Young Actors Studio.
Our auditions are a relaxed and enjoyable experience where students
are asked to take part in a group workshop and then prepare and
perform one monologue of their choosing, lasting no longer than two
minutes – please read our audition
advice if you feel you need more information. To apply for an
audition please complete the application form below.
Theatre Workshop (11 – 16 years)
There are no auditions for Theatre Workshop, places are
allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. If you are interested
in joining our Theatre Workshop classes,
you will need to fill in the application form below.
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. Our bursary application form for 2018-19 can be
If you are interested in finding out more about the Young Actors
Studio or if you have any specific questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 029 2039