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We are dedicated to world-leading training in the dramatic arts. Craft, openness, rigour and collaboration are at the heart of what we do. This is where we realise dramatic potential.

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We are pleased to share the work of the Academy.

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 - 16-18 & 20 May

Shakespeare Awards Workshops

Be guided and supported along the RADA Shakespeare Awards journey with some first-class tuition from RADA’s tutors.

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Featured - 8 - 19 Aug 2022

Contemporary Drama Summer School

An opportunity to work on modern or contemporary texts and get a taste of what life is like in a leading drama school.

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Featured - 26 Apr - 12 Jul 2022

Elements of RADA Workshops: Online

Evening workshops exploring Voice, Movement, Contemporary Text and Classical Text.

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RADA Honorary fellow Sir John Gielgud, who was regarded as one of the finest actors of the twentieth century, will receive a memorial stone at Westminster Abbey this week.

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Its Award season for stage and screen and we are pleased to celebrate RADA graduates awarded and nominated this year at the BAFTA, Critics Circle and Olivier Awards.

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RADA’s Council is pleased to announced that Niamh Dowling will become the new Principal of RADA. Niamh Dowling will take up the post in June this year.

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Please help us secure RADA’s future and keep the door open to the next generation of talent.

The pandemic has had a devastating impact on RADA’s finances and our ability to deliver world-class training. We urgently need to raise £3.2m over the next four years to recover and rebuild, and to support our students. This campaign is Stage Critical.

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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.