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This year, RADA is taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge to raise money to help us continue to invest in our world-leading training. What this means is that for seven days from midday on Tuesday 28 November to midday Tuesday 5 December, any donations you make through the Big Give website will be doubled.

Applications for our undergraduate acting and technical theatre arts courses are now open. Find out more and apply now, and find out if you are eligible for RADA Connect our supported applications programme.

Lolita Chakrabarti, Playwright, Actor and RADA Big Give Ambassador
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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.

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Elements of RADA: in-person

Evening workshops exploring Voice, Movement, Contemporary Text and Classical Text.

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8 Jan–17 Feb

Acting Fundamentals: blended

A semi-intensive training in acting skills over six weeks for anyone at the beginning of their acting journey – particularly those who are thinking about going to drama school.

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Featured - 4 Mar – 23 Aug 2024

Part-time Blended Foundation Course in Acting

An accelerated, part-time course offering participants a solid grounding in actor training through a blend of online and in-person learning over six months.

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We are delighted to announce that RADA has been awarded Gold, the highest award, in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF), recognising excellence in the quality of our teaching, learning environments and student outcomes.

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We are joining forces with Theatre Royal Stratford East and Backstage Niche for their Young Technicians course offering free stage management, lighting and technical training for young people currently underrepresented in the industry.

This free 12-week introductory course for 16–21-year-olds will give students the opportunity to develop practical skills in stage management, lighting and sound with industry professionals.

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We are delighted to announce that Kathryn Hunter and Winsome Pinnock have been made Honorary Fellows of RADA.

The role celebrates figures who have made significant impact and contribution to RADA, to training or to the wider industry. Fellows will be invited to take an active role in the life of the Academy including, where possible, meeting and working with current students.

In 2018, RADA revived the tradition of Honorary Fellows and has since awarded Fellowships to Thelma Holt CBE, Cicely Berry CBE, Glenda Jackson CBE, Mona Hammond OBE, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Stephen Sondheim and Francine Watson Coleman.

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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.