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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.

Featured - 31 May - 4 June; 26 - 31 July

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 - various dates between May-Aug

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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International Fundamentals of Acting: Online

An adaptation of our standard Fundamentals of Acting (FoA) short course and has been designed specifically for students who have English as an additional language...

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Marcus Ryder succeeds Sir Stephen Waley-Cohen who has held the post since 2007, at the end of June this year.

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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 Television Awards and the BAFTA Television Craft Awards 2021, we are proud to acknowledge and celebrate the actors, theatre technicians and designers who trained at RADA

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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.