New Earth Theatre Makers Academy - Leeds  is a development programme for Yorkshire based East Asian and South East Asian performers and theatre makers who are interested in creating their own work for live performance and want to learn how to take their project from first idea to final performance.

New Earth Theatre Makers Academy - Leeds is a 1-week full-time course for ESEA creatives and artists interested in theatre making skills including performing, devising, producing and fundraising. Participants will train in person with the Artistic Director of New Earth Theatre Ailin Conant. You will develop collaborative theatre making skills and form a supportive peer network from the course. The aim is to support ESEA creatives and artists to develop the skills they need to make their own work.

Course Dates: Monday 1 July - Friday 5 July 2024
Course Leader: Ailin Conant
Course Location: Leeds Playhouse

Applications now closed. New Earth Academy applications will re-open in spring 2025.

I’m an actor. Is the Theatre Makers Academy course suitable for me?
Yes - as long as you have an interest in making your own original work and collaborating with other creatives.

I’m not an actor/performer. Is the Theatre Makers Academy course suitable for me?
Yes - you do not need to be an actor to join the Theatre Makers Academy. You could be an actor, director, producer, dancer, writer, musician, circus performer, poet or spoken word artist or combination of any/all the above. What you DO need is an interest in making work for live performance and a desire to collaborate with others.

How much do I need to pay to attend New Earth Academy?
NOTHING - it’s completely free. We aim to keep all our New Earth Academy and New Earth Academy Plus free at the point of access to reduce financial barriers for participants.

We also offer travel bursary places for participants in need of financial support. If you'd like to apply for the travel bursary, please tell us why in your application  and the amount you'd like to apply for.

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