WHY SUPPORT RADA?
“To give the most talented young people we can find the finest training possible”.
In 1904, this was the commitment made by RADA founder Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree. To this day RADA produces the world’s greatest actors and technicians for the creative industries. As a charity we need continued support to sustain the outstanding training we are known for, keeping performance and education accessible for all.
Invest in talent. Inspire excellence.
RADA offers vocational training for actors, stage managers, directors, writers, designers and technical stage craft specialists, championing excellence in everything we do. We unite a diverse and talented student population in their passion as artists to create innovative and enthralling experiences that challenge audiences and enrich lives.
We don’t stop there.
We strive to make participation in theatre open to all, producing workshops for people of all ages and staging performances and events that are open to the public. Every year we audition or interview over 3000 applicants to our courses and reach many thousands more through our education and outreach projects. We aspire to never turn away a talented student and have an extensive scholarships and bursaries fund to overcome financial barriers to education.
This all comes at a cost.
RADA is a charity. The income we receive from student fees and government funding only supplies half of what we need to train our students. This leaves £2 million each year for us to raise from private sources to continue our work.
We need your help to educate and entertain for years to come.
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The unexpected benefits
“Millions of pounds are generated every year by people walking into art galleries, listening to music, going to concerts, going to the theatre-which is thriving incredibly- watching films… People watch films, enjoy films, think it's fantastic, then go home and think “actors' training, I'm not really sure about it", whereas the two things are very closely related.”
Adrian Lester, RADA Alumnus and Council Member.
Everyone who supports RADA becomes a valued member of our community. As well as directly supporting RADA’s essential work, be proud to know that you are also furthering:
- British entertainment: Countless popular TV, film, radio and theatre productions star RADA alumni or are created by our graduate directors, writers and technicians.
- The UK economy: The performing arts industry alone contributed over £1.4 billion to the economy in 2011, providing around 36000 jobs.
- The community at large: Theatre professionals are employed in industries such as healthcare, social care, education and business training, applying their skills to help improve lives.