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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 announce that the RADA Festival will be a commissioning partner of HOME in Manchester for their online Homemakers festival.

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Anti-Racism at RADA

RADA needs radical change and must work together as a community to achieve it. We are committed to working with students, staff, graduates and the industry to create an anti-racist culture and institution.

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RADA Festival partners with HOME for digital Homemakers festival

The RADA Festival is proud to be announced as a commissioning partner for Homemakers, a digital festival created by HOME in Manchester.

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Short courses: endless possibilities

We are running online versions of some of our acting short courses. What's more, we hope to confirm 2021 dates as soon as possible.

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Graduates nominated for the Ian Charleson Award

Congratulations to Ronke Adékoluẹjo, Kitty Archer and Kit Young, who have been nominated for this year's Ian Charleson Award - celebrating the best classical performances by actors under 30.

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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.