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.
We are pleased to announce that the RADA Festival will be a commissioning partner of HOME in Manchester for their online Homemakers festival.
Try an online acting short course
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.
Winter Shorts – Shakespeare’s Soothing Sonnets: Online
Explore the poems and through a gentle physical releasing, discover how your own voice can lend life to these timeless verses...
Elements of RADA Workshops (stage 1): Online
A chance to explore key subjects taught at the Academy: voice, movement, contemporary text, classical text and improvisation...
Shakespeare Summer School: Online
Investigate Shakespeare from an actor's point of view. This four-week summer school is an invaluable resource for performers of all ages and experience...
Applications now open for entry in 2021
Applications are now open for undergraduate courses and the postgraduate diploma, for entry to RADA in September 2021!
We've made some changes to our admissions procedures this year, including a reduced application fee, self-tape auditions and online interviews.
Cynthia Erivo leads Culture in Quarantine singing masterclass
We were delighted that RADA graduate and Tony Award winner Cynthia Erivo was able to lead a singing masterclasses for graduating RADA student Daniel Bowerbank as part of the BBC Arts Culture in Quarantine series.
Anti-Racism at RADA
RADA needs radical change and must work together as a community to achieve it. We are committed to working with students, staff, graduates and the industry to create an anti-racist culture and institution.
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Student & graduate profiles
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.