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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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Try an online acting short course

There is an acting 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. Find your perfect fit with our Winter Shorts.

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Winter Shorts - Eleanor, Henry VI, Part 2: Online

Eleanor is The Duchess of York. And she is ambitious. Explore Shakespeare's portrayal of Eleanor from Henry VI, Part 2, through acting and scene study...

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Winter Shorts - Shapeshifting: Online

Extend your vocal and physical expression by immersion in the rich world of Archetypes...

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Winter Shorts - The Duchess of Malfi: Online

Bloodthirsty, in the true Jacobean manner, but arguably one of the tenderest and most human plays. Enjoy unpacking Webster’s timeless masterpiece, guided by a RADA tutor...

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Short courses

Shakespeare in Action

We are running an array of online acting courses throughout autumn and winter 2020, including Shakespeare in Action: Online, which gives participants an opportunity to perform in an online version of a Shakespeare play, directed by a RADA tutor.

Learn more about our short courses, which offer endless possibilities, here

RADA launches five-part fiction podcast

We are pleased to launch a new five-part fiction podcast about seven young actors who had planned to take a theatre show to the Edinburgh Festival.

This Weird Normal is based on an original idea by Asif Khan and was developed with Stella Kammel and Susan Wokoma. It is a RADA Audio Production. It was recorded by RADA sound specialists.

Available to listen to on Apple Podcasts and Spotify now.

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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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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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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.