Entrepreneurial students at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama manage a student-led Repertory Company geared to promote youth entrepreneurship.
The enterprise project allows student performance projects to operate under the single banner of RepCo – Repertory by Entrepreneurial Performers Company. Based on a social enterprise model, the student led arts company gives those involved in the projects an opportunity learn ‘on the job’ by running a real business, as well as providing support and guidance for performances. They benefit from advice from internal and external experts and advisers from both the arts and business.
The RepCo advisory board (consisting of college staff key to planning and delivering productions) receive bids from students hoping to organise student performances, and approve and support these bids through all stages. The College gives over its main performance spaces during one week every term and the subsequent termly RepCo Festival sees a wide range of performances led, resourced and managed by students.
If you are interested in learning more about RepCo, or if you are a student at RWCMD and want to become involved, then contact Student Services.