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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 - until 23 Mar 2022

Elements of RADA Workshops: Online

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

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21 Feb - 05 Mar 2022

Shakespeare in Action: Online

Explore key aspects of Shakespearean performance, including monologues, sonnets and voice, and perform an online version of a Shakespeare play.

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Featured - 13 - 17 Dec 2021

Singing Academy for Actors: Online

Work intensively on techniques and strategies to improve your singing from both a musical and dramatic perspective. We will work with songs of your choice.

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We are delighted to let you know that applications for the following courses are now open for September 2022.

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Renowned composer, lyricist and RADA Honorary Fellow Stephen Sondheim has died aged 91.

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RADA graduates are recognised at the Black British Theatre Awards at this year's ceremony held at Old Finsbury Town Hall in London.

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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.