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Updated: Friday 11 September 2020


During these unprecedented circumstances, our first priority continues to be the health, safety and welfare of all our students, staff and visitors. We are following the latest advice from the UK government, Public Health England and the NHS.

We continue to review our schedule of activity in light of the latest government directives. As the situation evolves and we take decisions around training, courses, auditions and events, we are contacting all affected staff, students, applicants or visitors directly, and we will update our website.

Our 2020-21 academic year will commence with a combination of in-person and digital learning, with the focus being on in-person work. RADA remains closed to visitors, including our bar and box office.

Anyone coming to RADA from 1 September 2020 onwards must read and follow the Covid-19 safety protocols outlined here.

Students and staff returning to RADA for in-person teaching or other activities must also read the detailed RADA Covid-19 Remobilisation Plan available on our Sharepoint. Please see the information below for more details, and visit the links on the right for the latest guidance.

Thank you for your understanding and support during this time.

    Information for new and continuing students

    We are monitoring the situation closely and continue to keep all students informed via e-mail communications and Sharepoint; please make sure you check these regularly.

    Our 2020-21 academic year will commence with a combination of in-person and digital learning, with the focus being on in-person work. Term start dates will be staggered for different courses. Anyone returning to RADA for in-person teaching or other activities must read the RADA Covid-19 Remobilisation Plan.

    New and continuing students should also read the following documents regarding arrangements for the upcoming academic year:

    Academic year 2020-21 overview information

    Online training technical requirements 2020-21

    Students from all courses have been contacted by their course leader and will continue to receive updates about future procedures for training and assessments. Please speak to the HE Courses team or contact yourstudentexperience@rada.ac.uk if you have any questions or concerns.

    We understand that many of you may have concerns about the current situation, about your training, and your family and friends. Please support each other, remember that the Student Wellbeing Service is there for you if you require additional pastoral support.

    We ask all students to ensure they are familiar with the latest public health guidance and follow the advice around self-isolation if necessary.

    Information for staff

    We are monitoring the situation closely and continue to keep our staff informed via e-mail communications and Sharepoint; please make sure you check these regularly.

    Our 2020-21 academic year will commence with a combination of in-person and digital learning, with the focus being on in-person work. Term start dates will be staggered for different courses.

    Unless they are required on site for teaching or other work that cannot be done from home, staff should continue to work from home where possible. We have both technical and wellbeing support available for working from home: please check the RADA Sharepoint for helpful resources and information, and speak to the IT helpdesk, your line manager or HR if you have any issues or concerns.

    We understand that many of you may have concerns about the current situation, about your work, and your family and friends. Please support your colleagues, and contact your line manager or HR about any concerns or if you feel you need additional support.

    We ask all staff to ensure they are familiar with the latest public health guidance and follow the advice around self-isolation if necessary.

    Information for applicants

    We have now completed (or are in the process of completing) our 2020-21 admissions cycle.

    If you are a prospective student joining RADA in the 2020-21 year, please contact admissions@rada.ac.uk if you have any questions. Prospective students will also receive information directly from Registry and Admissions over the coming weeks.

    Applications for students starting in 2021-22 are not yet open; we will update our website and social media with news about the next admissions cycle when this starts.

    Information for short courses participants

    Following government guidance, we have postponed our in-person short courses. We have contacted all course bookers and applicants directly.

    We are running online courses. Find out more information about these and sign up to our newsletter here to stay up-to-date with new announcements.

    Due to government guidelines, we are currently not accepting applications for any in-person courses. We hope to confirm 2021 dates as soon as possible.

    Information for event bookers

    Following government advice, we sadly took the decision to cancel all remaining performances of our spring productions, and all summer term performances and planned events.

    We have now issued refunds to all bookers and we will be in touch about future events when we can. If you have not received a refund for an event you had booked, please contact boxoffice@rada.ac.uk so we can resolve and outstanding issues.