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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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We're pleased to share the work of the Academy with wider audiences. Find out more about our public productions, events and tours.

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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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Golden Globes nominations for RADA graduates

We're delighted that several RADA graduates have been nominated at this year's Golden Globes - with five out of the six graduates nominated for playing real-life roles.

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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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Stephen Sondheim awarded Honorary Fellowship in New York

We were delighted to present renowned composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim with his RADA Honorary Fellowship at a special event in New York recently.

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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.

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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.