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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.

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 - 11 - 15 July 2022

Spoken English for Actors: Online

A course for actors with English as an additional language, focusing on text analysis, monologues, scene study and voice.

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Featured - 22 - 26 Aug 2022

Stanislavski: Physical Action

A five-day course based on Stanislavski's encouraging the actor to ‘trust the power of the simplest physical action’, uniting spontaneous truthful emotion with the natural energies of body and mind.

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In its tenth anniversary year the MA Theatre Lab is delighted to begin celebrations with a three-day residency at the Coronet Theatre in Notting Hill.

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RADA is pleased to welcome Niamh Dowling as the new Principal.

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It's 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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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.