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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 MA Theatre Lab Read more
18 Apr, 5pm & 21 Apr, 8pm RADA Talks: Imelda Staunton and O-T Fagbenle in conversation Book now

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.

between 3 May - 7 July 2021

Elements of RADA Workshops: Online

A chance to explore key subjects taught at the Academy: voice, movement, contemporary text, classical text and improvisation...

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Featured - 31 May - 4 June

Singing Academy for Actors: Online

Includes a masterclass with RADA graduate Imelda Staunton. Work intensively on techniques and strategies to improve your singing from both a musical and dramatic perspective...

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Featured - 17 May-11 Jun

Fundamentals of Acting: Online

A new online training programme suitable for anyone interested in learning the basics of acting, particularly those thinking about going to drama school...

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We are pleased to let you know that applications for our MA Theatre Lab are now open. Running from January 2022 for a year, it's a collaborative training course building on and extending students' previous experience in performance with rigorous experimentation.

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Apply now for Fundamentals of Acting: Online, a new, intensive, four-week online training programme designed for anyone interested in learning the basics of acting.

The course, which starts on 17 May, is particularly suitable for those thinking about going to drama school. Delivered exclusively by members of the RADA faculty, it offers a genuine taste of the academy’s training.

Find out more about all our online acting short courses here.

Nominees were announced this week for the BAFTA Film Awards 2021, and we're thrilled to see nominations for actors who trained at RADA on both our full-time courses and with our Access and Participation projects.

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We are thrilled to announce the next event in our RADA Talks series. RADA graduates Imelda Staunton and O-T Fagbenle will be in conversation broadcast on DICE on Sunday 18 April, 5pm and Wednesday 21 April, 8pm (available to watch for 24hrs).

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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.