Young Actors Studio West Wales

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.

Getting Involved

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 yas@rwcmd.ac.uk

Acting Courses (16 – 20 years)

For information on future audition dates please email yas@rwcmd.ac.uk 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 downloaded here.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Young Actors Studio or if you have any specific questions, please email yas@rwcmd.ac.uk or telephone 029 2039 1394.