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There is a short course at RADA for everyone; whether you are a complete beginner, want to build on your existing experience, or simply get a taste of our training.

Featured - 23–27 Oct 2023

Acting for Young Actors: Storytelling

For young people aged 16–18. Examine different storytelling approaches practically and grow in confidence.

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9–13 Oct 2023

Fundamentals of Classical Acting: London

This week-long course, in-person at RADA, will give you practical insight into the cornerstones of RADA's classical actor training.

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Featured - 30 Oct – Fri 8 Dec 2023


The Meisner Technique is a unique training form that teaches actors to respond to stimuli and develop observation and active listening.

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We're delighted that many RADA graduates and staff are presenting work at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe, from 4-28 August 2023. Find out more information about the musicals, plays, comedy and music presented by and book tickets, listed in order of start date.

If you are a RADA graduate or staff member who would like to see your show listed below, please contact

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We are joining forces with Theatre Royal Stratford East and Backstage Niche for their Young Technicians course offering free stage management, lighting and technical training for young people currently underrepresented in the industry.

This free 12-week introductory course for 16–21-year-olds will give students the opportunity to develop practical skills in stage management, lighting and sound with industry professionals.

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We are delighted to announce that Kathryn Hunter and Winsome Pinnock have been made Honorary Fellows of RADA.

The role celebrates figures who have made significant impact and contribution to RADA, to training or to the wider industry. Fellows will be invited to take an active role in the life of the Academy including, where possible, meeting and working with current students.

In 2018, RADA revived the tradition of Honorary Fellows and has since awarded Fellowships to Thelma Holt CBE, Cicely Berry CBE, Glenda Jackson CBE, Mona Hammond OBE, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Stephen Sondheim and Francine Watson Coleman.

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About us

Founded in 1904, we offer vocational training for actors, stage managers, designers and technical stage craft specialists.

Our community is diverse, united by a shared passion for theatre-making, the power of stories and how they are told.