"Yolanda Mercy is a passionate, driven artist. She is an experienced writer and theatre maker with a commitment to enabling young people to express their own creativity through workshops and projects. Yolanda has been a part of the Ovalhouse theatre family for 4 years. Working with us and honing her skills to become a practising artist. She is back with us now as an emerging artist using her friendly facilitation and artistic skills to ensure all young people are able to access the arts"

Naomi Shoba, Oval House Theatre


Yolanda Mercy is a highly skilled and trained workshop leader and coach, who works collaboratively and inclusively to ensure that everyone within her sessions feel safe, welcome and stimulated. Her qualifications and certifications include:

PGCERT applied Theatre - Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Faciliator training - The Almeida Theatre

Trained Executive Performance and Life Coach

Emergengcy First Aider

DBS checked


Popular workshops:

How to create and produce your own show

Introduction to writing for performance

Introduction to performing

Developing creativity

Ways into creating work

Private development


Developing confidence


Durational artistic projects (varying from a week to a year)


Workshop contracts include:

Shakespeare's Globe

Soho Theatre

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

The Brit School

Derby Theatre

Lambeth College


Cheltenham Everyman

OvalHouse Theatre

Stories of Being (Mental health festival)


For more information on how to book Yolanda for group workshops, coaching or Private development please contact: