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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 - 28 Sep - 30 Nov; 1 Oct - 3 Dec

Scene Study for Actors: Online

Develop a more robust rehearsal technique and explore the acting methods of Constantin Stanislavski through in-depth work on scenes.

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Featured - 03 - 07 Oct 2022

Imagination Through Movement: Online

How can we utilise movement as a means of imaginative expression? Liberate the full range of your expressive physicality through improvisational movement.

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Featured - 10 - 14 Oct 2022

Discovering Poetry: Online

Discover some of the greatest poetry of all time while increasing your confidence and pleasure in reading poems aloud.

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We are deeply saddened to hear the news that Her Majesty The Queen, patron of RADA, has passed away.

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The Stage Debut Awards launched in 2017 and are dedicated to breakthrough theatre talent. The awards recognise emerging actors and creatives, from all backgrounds and celebrate the most exciting, up-and-coming theatre-makers including actors, directors, designers, writers, composers or lyricists making their debut.

Congratulations RADA graduates Elisabeth Gunawan and Nnabiko Ejimofor for winning awards.

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The 74th Emmy® Awards were announced this week in a live ceremony held on September 12 in Los Angeles with RADA Acting graduate Matthew MacFadyen winning Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series for his role in the HBO series Succession.

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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.