RADA Youth Company: Acting
ABOUT THE RADA YOUTH COMPANY: ACTING
The Youth Company: Acting provides access to drama training and performance opportunities for young people aged 16-20 who live in and around London.
How to apply
Applications for the RADA Youth Company: Acting 2017-18 have now closed. Please check back in early 2018 for 2018-19 applications.
Frequently asked questions
How often does the Youth Company: Acting meet?
We meet on Saturdays during term time, over a year. We reflect the intensity of classical drama training, so we require a firm commitment from you to attend the weekly sessions.
The 2017 term dates are as follows:
Production weeks will be from 23 July to 3 August, culminating in two performances at RADA in the Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre on Saturday 4 August 2018
How will I be selected?
Each year sixteen Company members aged 16 - 20 are selected from a series of short workshop auditions that are held at RADA over a weekend in September. You will not need to prepare a speech.
What will I learn?
During the year you will be taken through the various elements of a drama training listed below. You will also have the opportunity to explore the work of practitioners such as Stanislavsky, and Meisner which will help you to begin to build a clearer understanding of your own technique and method of working.
- devising methods
- Alexander Technique
- stage combat
- text work - how to work with texts, both classical and modern
- voice work - including projection, articulation, clarity of speech, and how to use the breath to support the voice
- movement - in particular how the work of movement practitioner Rudolf Laban can enhance an actor's work.
Will I get to perform?
Yes! The course culminates at the end of the Summer term in a public performance of a classical play in RADA's Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre.
What does it cost?
£170 for the year. This fee can be paid termly or annually (weekly payments may be made on request). There are a number of scholarships available to students from low income backgrounds. Members will be invited to apply for a scholarship upon being offered a place on the course
I can't commit to every Saturday but I really want to learn more about performing, is there anything else I can do?
Yes, we also run a series of day long Saturday Workshop Masterclass.
RADA Youth Company: Acting 2016 (photos by Helen Murray)