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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
    • 5 days
    • Weekdays
    • No audition/selection
    • 17+
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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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    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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  4. 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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  5. 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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    Acting for Classical Theatre (stage 2)

    Focus on and examine Shakespearean text; imagery, metre, antithesis, and form...

    • Acting
    • 10 weeks
    • Evenings/weekends
    • Audition/selection
    • 20+
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    Acting Techniques (stage 2)

    By exploring the work and ideas of Constantin Stanislavski, clarify and develop your own approach to acting...

    • Acting
    • 9 weeks
    • Evenings/weekends
    • Audition/selection
    • 20+
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    Advanced Acting for Classical Theatre (stage 3)

    Build on previous courses, and begin to consolidate different acting techniques. Develop characters with more specificity...

    • Acting
    • 10 weeks
    • Evenings/weekends
    • Audition/selection
    • 20+
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    Advanced Acting Techniques (stage 3)

    Building on the basic principles of practitioners such as Constantin Stanislavski and Sanford Meisner, participants will have the opportunity to consolidate these techniques...

    • Acting
    • 9 weeks
    • Evenings/weekends
    • Audition/selection
    • 20+
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    Intensive Contemporary Acting Techniques and Text (stage 4)

    This intensive course will allow students to fully implement all facets of the Stanislavski Technique whilst exploring the teachings of Sanford Meisner...

    • Acting
    • 10 weeks
    • Evenings/weekends
    • Audition/selection
    • 20+
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    Advanced Intensive: The Realists (stage 5)

    This course will focus on the realist movement and how plays from this period are still urgent and relevant to us today. The teaching of Stanislavski is fully explored...

    • Acting
    • 10 weeks
    • Evenings/weekends
    • Audition/selection
    • 20+
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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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    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
    Apply now
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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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    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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    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+
    Apply now
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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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    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+
    Apply now
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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+
    Apply now
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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
    • 5 days
    • Weekdays
    • No audition/selection
    • 17+
    Apply now

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