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RADA Connect

RADA Connect is a free admissions support programme for BA (Hons) in Acting and Foundation Degree in Technical Theatre and Stage Management applicants. Through this programme we aim to support applicants currently underrepresented at RADA, in higher education and in the industry.

Applying to RADA Connect

Young Technicians

This free introductory course gives 16-21 year olds the opportunity to develop skills in stage management, lighting and sound with industry professionals. Run in partnership with Theatre Royal Stratford East and Backstage Niche.

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Originate Actor Training

A course for 17-23 year olds wanting to take their acting to the next level, and who are interested in future full-time drama school training. Run in partnership with Theatre Peckham, Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Young & Talented.

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The Next Stage

This course is designed to help young people decide if they want to pursue a career in theatre production. Students have the chance to find out more about the drama school application process, the industry and explore whether drama school is the right option for them.

Previous Theatre Production course

Previous Acting course

Shakespeare for Young Audiences

90-minute Shakespeare plays touring to Greater London state schools at no cost to schools. Featuring students from our BA (Hons) in Acting and Foundation Degree in Technical Theatre & Stage Management.

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We work with targeted primary and secondary schools as well as further education colleges, and focus on schools that have a high proportion of students from under-represented groups. We also partner with local theatres across the UK to introduce and prepare young people for life at drama school.

Workshops and Q&A sessions

Theatre production taster days (16-20)

Workshops across the UK

Youth Company

Our Youth Company brings together young people aged 16-20 interested in acting or theatre production to learn and work together.

Youth Company: Acting

Youth Company: Theatre Production

Access to Acting

Previously, we collaborated on a three-year project that provided integrated workshops and courses for participants with physical and sensory impairments. We worked to encourage disabled people into vocational training and running workshops across the UK.

Previous Access to Acting workshops


We welcome potential new partners. From theatre companies, venues, arts organisations, youth groups and educational charities, we realise that partnership work gives many more people access to RADA.

Access and participation partnerships


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Our safeguarding policy

Our equality and diversity policy

Our access policy

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