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Wednesday 8 December 2021, 2:28pm

A huge thank you to everyone who donated to RADA’s Big Give Christmas Challenge. Thank you to The Big Give team and our champion, The Childhood Trust and official pledgers.

Together we raised £65,000 towards our Access and Participation programme.

This funding will support a programme of activities designed to open pathways into higher education for individuals from communities that are under-represented in the arts. Accessing training not only provides opportunities for young people regardless of their backgrounds to attend our training but it plays a strategic role in changing the face of the industry to be more representative of the world in which we live, RADA’s access and participation projects create pathways to our higher-education courses for young people aged 11-18 regardless of their economic circumstances, cultural heritage, disability, or social class.

"COVID-19 has drastically impacted young people’s opportunities, and we remain committed to ensuring we enable these vital access points and develop the next generation of talent. Thanks to this funding made possible through the Big Give, we can continue to deliver and develop this work."
Axa Hynes, Director of Access and Participation

RADA relies on the support from individuals, trusts and companies, to help invest in the next generation of talent, delivering world leading dramatic arts training and ensuring we encourage and train the very best talent from across the UK and the world.

Find out how you can support our work by becoming a member or donating today.

Thank you once again from everyone at RADA.

Photography from The Next Stage 2021.
Photographer: Amaal Said