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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 open for entry in 2020 Apply now
5 - 15 Feb Spring productions Book now
2 May - 1 Aug Youth Company: Theatre Production Apply now

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Audition and interview for RADA's training across the UK

This year's acting auditions and theatre production interviews will take place across the UK and overseas.

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Short courses: endless possibilities

With courses in every aspect of acting, theatre production and unique assessments in the form of the Shakespeare Awards, applications are now open for our spring and summer 2020 short courses.

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge wins Screen Actor's Guild Award

RADA acting graduate Phoebe Waller-Bridge wins the Screen Actor's Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, for her performance in Fleabag.

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RADA graduates nominated at the 2020 Academy Awards

The nominees for this year's Oscars have been announced, and we're thrilled to see three RADA graduates nominated across four categories. Congratulations to Cynthia Erivo, Jonathan Pryce and Sir Anthony Hopkins.

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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.