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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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Applications now open for 2019 entry

Applications are now open for our full-time courses for entry in September 2019.

You can now apply to our undergraduate and postgraduate courses in both Acting and Theatre Production.

Application fee waivers are available for applicants from low income backgrounds, and we audition and interview around the UK and overseas.

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Awards for RADA graduates on stage and screen

In recent weeks, RADA graduates have won awards for both stage and screen work, at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards and BIFA Awards.

Ralph Fiennes, Sophie Okonedo and Jamael Westman all won awards for their stage work, while Jessie Buckley won at the British Independent Film Awards.

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Short courses: lasting impact - Acting and Theatre Production

Last spring and summer we welcomed 500 students onto our Short Courses aged between 16-70 from over 30 countries - to give them 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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Support us

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.

Buy a new play script for the RADA library

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Fund a hat for a RADA production, made by our costume design students

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Fund headshots for a final year actor

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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.