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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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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.

Featured - between 11 Oct - 10 Dec 2021

Fundamentals of Acting: Online

A new online training programme suitable for anyone interested in learning the basics of acting, particularly those thinking about going to drama school...

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Featured - between 04 Oct - 08 Dec 2021

Elements of RADA Workshops: Online

A chance to explore key subjects taught at the Academy: voice, movement, contemporary text, classical text and improvisation...

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Featured - between 07 Oct - 11 Dec 2021

Scene Study for Actors: Online

Explore the work and ideas of Constantin Stanislavski, Uta Hagen and Sanford Meisner to clarify and develop your own approach to acting...

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Nominations have been announced for the 73rd EMMY® Awards 2021 and we are thrilled to announce several RADA graduates have been included this year.

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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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In 2020, RADA's short courses moved online.

From reimagined versions of popular workshops including Elements of RADA to specially created programmes such as Fundamentals of Acting, the launch of our online courses meant that students from across the world could experience RADA's unique training for the first time – without needing to leave their homes.

We caught up with some of our online short course students to hear about their experiences. Read their thoughts here.

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.