Arcola Academy

The Academy is dynamic company of young people aged 18-25 who already have some experience and are now ready to take their skills to the next level. 

The Academy acts as a semi-professional company and the young people involved have the chance to participate in all aspects of theatre, from marketing, devising community workshops through to production management.  Arcola Theatre accepts 10 members every six months who work with a professional production team to create a full scale production. The production is then showcased to invited industry guests as well as the general public. Arcola Academy provides young people with a vital springboard towards further education, employment or a career in the creative industries.




The Academy is open to young people aged 18-25.

Rehearsals take place twice a week on Wednesday and Thursday evenings between 7.30 and 10.30pm with additional rehearsals required.

Auditions for the next Academy production, Napoleon Blown Apart, can be applied to through the Ideas Tap website.


Arcola Theatre and IdeasTap are offering an opportunity to take part in an exciting master class and become part of ArcolaAcademy’s upcoming production, Napoleon Blown Apart.

The master classes, led by Aylin Bozok, will offer 100 young people the opportunity to explore how acting and singing inter-relate in Opera. Following this, 10 participants will be invited to join the Arcola Academy for our next production.

Napoleon Blown Apart fuses theatre, opera and live gypsy punk music. This daring new production will be written and directed by JMK award winning director Alex Brown and will run for six performances in Arcola Studio 2 in July 2014.

To find out more and apply visit:—Actors-300414#Overview

IdeasTap brief closes: Wednesday 30th April.


To be kept up to date on future Academy projects please click HERE for an Academy application form.


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Arcola Academy is supported by: