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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.

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Elements of RADA: in-person

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

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22 Jul–2 Aug 2024

Young Actors: Summer School

Young Actors: Summer School is for 16–18 year-olds at RADA in London. Explore acting techniques, Shakespeare, text analysis, stage presence, devising and contemporary scene study.

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Featured - November 2024

Shakespeare in New York

Join us this November in New York City for a 3-day advanced Shakespeare short course. Refine your craft, deepen your connection to Shakespeare's text, and elevate your performance skills.

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We are delighted that Originate Actor training has been shortlisted for the Widening Access Partnership Award at this year’s NEON Awards.

Offered in collaboration with Theatre Peckham, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and RADA, Originate prepares young actors for Drama School and the industry via a free intensive nine-month programme.

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On Wednesday 29 May we welcomed our new Patron of RADA His Majesty King Charles III and Queen Camilla to RADA. This follows the announcement earlier in the year that His Majesty would take up the Royal Patronage of the academy.

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We are delighted to announce that RADA has been awarded Gold, the highest award, in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF), recognising excellence in the quality of our teaching, learning environments and student outcomes.

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Building on more than a century of creative achievement, RADA's vocational training for actors, stage managers, designers and technical stage craft specialists brings together a diverse community united by a shared passion for theatre-making and storytelling.