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Young people

We offer in-depth courses that provide a deeper insight into acting and theatre production training for young people aged 11+. From one week to one year, these courses take place at RADA in London.

Youth Company: Acting (16 - 20)

Youth Company: Theatre Production (16 - 24)

Young theatre makers (11 – 14)

Workshops and visits

We work with primary and secondary schools as well as further education colleges. We focus predominately on schools that have a high proportion of students from under-represented groups. We also partner with local theatres across the UK, offering access workshops in both acting and technical theatre to better prepare young people living regionally for life at drama school.

Shakespeare for young audiences

Visiting RADA

Workshops and careers talks

Primary schools

Theatre production taster days (16 – 20)

Workshops across the UK

Access to Acting

A three-year project that provides integrated workshops and courses for participants with physical and sensory impairments. We are working to encourage disabled people into vocational training and running workshops across the UK.

Find out more about our work


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

Become a partner

RADA Shakespeare Awards

A unique one-to-one learning experience with in the room feedback from a RADA tutor. Start with the Messenger or Bronze Award depending on your age and begin your Shakespeare Awards journey today.

Messenger Award (12+)

Bronze Award (15+)

Silver Award

Gold Award

Platinum Award

Awards Packages for Schools

RADA Shakespeare Awards Workshops

We offer practical workshops to prepare for the RADA Shakespeare Awards, from sessions for individuals designed to strengthen understanding of Shakespeare’s language, to supporting teachers helping pupils to prepare for their Award.

For individuals

For teachers

For schools


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Our safeguarding policy

Our equality and diversity policy

Our access policy

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