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From 2016-2021, our Access to Acting workshops were an opportunity for Deaf and disabled young people aged 16-20, specifically those with physical and sensory disabilities, to participate in a practical and inclusive drama workshop. It was led by RADA teachers and industry professionals with experience working in an inclusive way. Participants could find out what it's like to train as an actor through exploring acting, movement and warm-up exercises.

We had up to 10 places per workshop.

What was involved?

Participants had the opportunity to:

  • Learn new practical skills
  • Play some games
  • Ask questions about life at drama school and what you will learn there
  • Understand the audition process
  • Find out about opportunities to get involved in the arts

About Access to Acting

We provided inclusive, integrated workshops for young people with physical and sensory disabilities. Our workshops encouraged participation in the arts.

In addition to practical workshops led by RADA, we partnered with organisations who are leading on work for disabled actors:

Past workshops have taken place at:

  • Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London
  • Bristol Old Vic
  • Birds of Paradise, Glasgow
  • Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow
  • Leeds Playhouse
  • Northern Stage, Newcastle