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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 - between 04 Oct - 08 Dec 2021

Elements of RADA Workshops: Online

A chance to explore key subjects taught at the Academy: voice, movement, contemporary text, classical text and improvisation...

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Featured - 15 - 27 Nov 2021

Greek Tragedy: Online

Discover the ruthless and vengeful world of Greek Theatre and explore the work of its three major tragedians through their telling of the story of Electra.

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Featured - between 22 Nov - 05 Mar 2022

Shakespeare in Action: Online

Investigate Shakespeare and perform in an online version of a Shakespeare play, directed by a RADA tutor...

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We are thrilled that our relationship with the Bloomsbury Festival continues in 2021 with a programme that features performances from RADA's MA Theatre Lab.

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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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Our new two-week short course Greek Tragedy takes you into the ruthless and vengeful world of Greek theatre, exploring the work of its three major tragedians through their telling of the same story – that of Electra and Orestes.

We caught up with RADA Associate Director Nona Shepphard, to find out more. Read the blog post here.

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.