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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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The RADA Festival took part as a commissioning partner of HOME in Manchester for their online Homemakers festival. Watch the work.

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.

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Shakespeare in Action: Online

Investigate Shakespeare and perform in an online version of a Shakespeare play, directed by a RADA tutor...

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Contemporary Drama Summer School: Online

An opportunity to work on modern or contemporary texts and get a taste of what life is like in a leading drama school...

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Line Learning with Confidence: Online

Learn tried and tested techniques which enable you to remember lines in an organic, reliable and creative way, using a range of texts.

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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.