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    Taking Text Apart

    This new course balances an academic with a practical approach by mixing scene analysis with acting classes in clown, storytelling and movement...

    • Acting
    • 5 days
    • Weekdays
    • No audition/selection
    • 16+
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    16-20s Young Actors’ Workshops

    Lively and engaging, these workshops will cover some of the subjects taught at the Academy on the full time acting course...

    • Acting
    • Evenings/weekends
    • No audition/selection
    • 16-20
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    A Taste of RADA Workshops (stage 1)

    An opportunity to experience the work that we do on our acting courses at the Academy, including: voice, movement, improvisation...

    • Acting
    • Evenings/weekends
    • No audition/selection
    • 20+
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    Elements of RADA Workshops (stage 1)

    A chance to explore key subjects taught at the Academy: voice, movement, contemporary text, classical text and improvisation...

    • Acting
    • Evenings/weekends
    • No audition/selection
    • 20+
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    Releasing the Beast

    A Physical Theatre Workshop that enables performers to unlock their bodies. The course leader Jüri Nael has developed the training on RADA’s MA Theatre Lab...

    • Acting
    • 3 days
    • Weekdays
    • No audition/selection
    • 18+
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    Shakespeare At Large

    Experience a unique five-day course in Shakespearean acting concluding with an exclusive opportunity to undertake a free assessment for the RADA Shakespeare Bronze Award...

    • Acting
    • 5 days
    • Weekdays
    • No audition/selection
    • 16+
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    Stanislavski: Physical Action

    In the last years of his life, Stanislavski developed an approach to acting that synthesised the most useful parts of his previous systems: that of Physical Action...

    • Acting
    • 5 days
    • Weekdays
    • No audition/selection
    • 18+
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    Acting Shakespeare

    An advanced-level course that offers participants the opportunity to expand, explore and deepen awareness of Shakespeare's text...

    • Acting
    • 8 weeks
    • Weekdays
    • Audition/selection
    • 18+
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    Musical Theatre

    RADA is renowned for the quality of its singing teaching. Here is your chance to learn with RADA's faculty for an intensive and rigorous five days...

    • Acting
    • 5 days
    • Weekdays
    • Audition/selection
    • 18+
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    Shakespeare Summer School

    Investigate Shakespeare from an actor's point of view. This four-week summer school is an invaluable resource for performers of all ages and experience...

    • Acting
    • 4 weeks
    • Weekdays
    • No audition/selection
    • 16+
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    Clown

    Ever wanted to find the clown inside you? Learn how clowning encourages trust and confidence, yielding surprisingly human and very funny results...

    • Acting
    • 3 days
    • Weekdays
    • No audition/selection
    • 16+
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    Dynamic Acting for Young Actors Week 1

    Dynamic Acting for Young Actors is a series of concentrated courses specifically designed to stretch the abilities of young actors...

    • Acting
    • 1 week
    • Weekdays
    • No audition/selection
    • 16-18
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    Dynamic Acting for Young Actors Week 2

    Under the guidance of RADA’s expert faculty, you will be supported and challenged, developing physical and vocal confidence and deepening your understanding of the crafts of acting and playmaking...

    • Acting
    • 1 week
    • Weekdays
    • No audition/selection
    • 16-18
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    Contemporary Drama Summer School

    An opportunity to work on modern or contemporary texts and get a taste of what life is like in leading drama school...

    • Acting
    • 10 days
    • Weekdays
    • Audition/selection
    • 18+
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    Close Encounters: an Introduction to Combat for Stage and Camera

    This exhilarating course offers a distinctly hands-on taste of combat for theatre and film. Don’t worry if you have little or no experience...

    • Acting
    • 6 days
    • Weekdays
    • No audition/selection
    • 18+
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    Ages and Stages of English Drama

    Experience a practical and refreshing take on five stages of English drama. Ten specialist faculty teachers lead a series of dynamic skills workshops over five days...

    • Acting
    • 5 days
    • Weekdays
    • No audition/selection
    • 16+
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    European Greats

    This five-day course examines scenes from Chekhov and Ibsen. Fresh approaches to the work of these authors is encouraged...

    • Acting
    • 5 days
    • Weekdays
    • No audition/selection
    • 18+
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    Lighting Design for the Theatre: an Introduction

    An intensive, practical course exploring the thought processes and techniques involved in creating lighting for the stage...

    • Theatre production
    • Weekdays
    • No audition/selection
    • 17+
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    Property Making for the Stage: an Introduction

    An intensive, practical course in the techniques translating the stage designer's requirements from sketch to what appears to be the real thing...

    • Theatre production
    • Weekdays
    • No audition/selection
    • 17+
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    Scenic Art for the Theatre: an Introduction

    An intensive, practical course in the use of equipment and techniques involved in translating the stage designer's requirements from sketch to full-scale work...

    • Theatre production
    • Weekdays
    • No audition/selection
    • 17+
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    Scenic Construction for Theatre: an Introduction

    A beginners course aimed at those with an interest in learning practical construction skills in carpentry and metalwork...

    • Theatre production
    • Weekdays
    • No audition/selection
    • 17+
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    Set and Costume Design for Theatre: an Introduction

    An intensive, practical course in the methods and techniques involved in finding a creative and appropriate response to the many challenges of designing for the stage...

    • Theatre production
    • Weekdays
    • No audition/selection
    • 17+
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    Sound Design for the Theatre: an Introduction

    An introduction to the elements of sound design for the stage, covering how music and sound effects are used to assist in the overall design and delivery of a production...

    • Theatre production
    • Weekdays
    • No audition/selection
    • 17+
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    Tutu Making for the Theatre: an Introduction

    Learn the methods and techniques involved in making a Classical and/or a Romantic tutu for the stage.

    • Theatre production
    • Weekdays
    • No audition/selection
    • 17+
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An eight-week course for students who have experience of acting at professional, undergraduate or graduate level. It offers participants, through an intensive series of classes and presentations, the opportunity to expand, explore and deepen awareness of Shakespeare's text.

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