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Welcome

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.

Summer 2019 Places still available on our short courses! Apply now
Deadline Mon 2 Sep RADA Youth Company: Acting applications open! Apply now
3 - 7 Sep Changeling Book now
10 Sep Beyond the Canon Book now

We're pleased to share the work of the Academy with wider audiences. Find out more about our public productions, events and tours.

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More to discover at RADA

Four new Honorary Fellows appointed at RADA

We are delighted to announce the appointment of four new Honorary Fellows: Mona Hammond, Anthony Hopkins, Stephen Sondheim and Francine Watson Coleman for their contributions to the theatre industry in the fields of acting, composing and movement.

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RADA at the Edinburgh Fringe

We're once again pleased to see many RADA graduates taking their work to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as performers, writers, lighting designers, directors, stage managers and more.

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Finding Their Voice: Rose Brown and graduate Natasha Cowley share their journey

RADA graduate Natasha Cowley recently took part in the wonderful Finding Their Voice campaign with National Star College, allowing a bespoke voice to be created for performing arts student Rose Brown.

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Short courses: lasting impact - Acting

Gain a taste of our training.

From the feedback we gain and the relationships we build with our attendees, we know that our Short Courses have a lasting impact on people’s lives - and many people return to us each year.

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We need to raise £2 million every year to sustain and ensure access to our training. A gift of any size makes a tangible difference to our students.

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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.