Sounds like fun! How do I join?
Ultimately musical theatre is FUN! Our young performers experience the joy of working hard to achieve high standards of performance which in turn entertain and captivate our audiences. It is easy to join YESPA and there are no auditions in order to become a member. Members are welcome to attend all of our Weekend Workshops and social events and to attend an audition to be part of our summer production.
If you love theatre and like the idea of being part of something fun and memorable then join us at YESPA.
Membership starts at £10.00 (8 - 17 years, and 18+ years in full-time education) and £15.00 (18+ years) per year and is open to children and young adults aged 11 - 21 years, with limited places for confident 8 - 10 years. Membership runs annually from January to December.
Download our Youth Membership form.
Acting Fees Summer 2021
YESPA offer some of the most competitive acting fees in order to make our productions as accessible to as many young people as possible.
Age 11 - 21 years | £180
Age 8 - 10 years | £130
2nd sibling/family member (over 10 years only) |£150
If you are a UK taxpayer and you would like to Gift Aid your subscription to ESPA (Registered Charity No. 1122724) then please click HERE to download the Gift Aid declaration form and submit it together with your membership application form.
Eddie and Mary Waller Bursary
YESPA believes that young people should have the opportunity to engage with the arts without financial constraint. Eddie and Mary Waller held a deep commitment to the arts in Reigate and Banstead Borough over several decades. Their particular interest was in encouraging youth participation. They both held the position of Joint Presidents of The Opera Club of Reigate and Redhill until Mary’s death in 2009. Eddie continued in the role until 2014 when the Opera Club merged with ESOS to form ESOSOC. Together with Fred Harrison, Eddie was appointed Joint President of ESOSOC and remained in this role until his death in 2016.
Eddie and Mary Waller have bequeathed to YESPA a bursary to be awarded annually to a young person who wishes to participate in YESPA workshops and/or the summer show but who would be unable to do so without financial assistance.
Bursary application deadline: 2021 season | 31 January 2021
If you would like to know more about this bursary and how to apply please contact the YESPA team.
Discounts for Students and self-supporting over 18 yr olds
If you are a student, or an adult aged 18 or older in a low-income job who no longer receives financial support from your parents then you are eligible to apply for a show fees discount. To do this please request a conversation with Ali Bond and she will discuss your situation with you and let you know what might be possible.