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The RADA Library is an important resource for students with over 40,000 acquisitions, including more than 12,000 plays. It is possibly the largest collection of rare and out of print plays in the English language, as well as a good stock of books on many other aspects of theatre.

Subjects include acting, voice and speech, movement and dance, Alexander Technique, music, theatre history, theory of drama, playwriting, directing, stage design, stage management, sound, lighting, art, poetry, film, photography and social history. There are also several thousand films, from British and Hollywood classics to TV dramas, documentaries and world cinema.


Library membership gives you access to a range of online resources, including the following:

Information for staff and students.


18-22 Chenies Street
London WC1E 7PA
+44 (0)20 7636 7076

If you would like to make an appointment to visit the RADA Library please email

Term time opening hours

Monday - Thursday 8.45am - 7.45pm
Friday 8.45am - 6.30pm
Saturday 12pm - 4pm