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Course overview

This series of drop-in workshops focuses on key subjects taught at RADA: Voice, Movement, Contemporary Text, Classical Text and Improvisation.

Class sizes are kept small for the work to be detailed and are therefore suitable for participants of all levels. Beginners and people fairly new to performing will be able to try out different subject areas and get a taste of Short Courses at RADA. Professional actors will benefit from a drop-in session to keep their acting muscles warm, and our expert tutors will modify exercises and choose scenes tailored to each individual participant's training needs.

The workshops are self-contained sessions, allowing you to book for as many as you wish.

Entry requirements

  • No selection: There is no selection process for this course, so if you feel this course is suitable for you and have read all the information on this webpage, then please proceed to booking.
  • Participants must be over 18 and have fluent, confident use and knowledge of the English language.

Who is this course suitable for?

  • Those with little to no experience of acting.
  • Professional actors looking for a workout.
  • Anyone interested in learning more about actor training.

The dates and content of the in-person workshops are:

  • Wednesday 19 June, 6pm-9pm – Voice
  • Wednesday 26 June, 6pm-9pm – Movement
  • Wednesday 3 July, 6.30pm-9.30pm – Improvisation
  • Monday 15 July, 6.30pm-9.30pm – Contemporary Text
  • Wednesday 17 July, 6.30pm-9.30pm – Classical Text


  • Monday 22 July, 6.30pm-9.30pm – Voice
  • Wednesday 24 July, 6.30pm-9.30pm – Movement
  • Monday 12 August, 6.30pm-9.30pm – Contemporary Text
  • Wednesday 14 August, 6.30pm-9.30pm – Classical Text
  • Monday 19 August, 6.30pm-9.30pm – Voice
  • Wednesday 21 August, 6.30pm-9.30pm – Movement

Days of the week and times vary between workshops; please make a note of your chosen session after booking.

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Course information

What are the Terms and Conditions of my booking?

You can read the full Terms and Conditions here.

What’s included in the fee?

The fee covers the cost of your tuition for the times advertised above and any materials essential to the course (and not specified here as materials you need to provide yourself). The fee does not include any meals or accommodation.

RADA cannot provide written references for Short Course participants.

What materials or equipment do I need?

You need to wear loose clothing that you can move in freely.

I have a disability or access requirement – can reasonable adjustments be made?

We are able to make reasonable adjustments to our training where possible. Many of our courses are highly practical. Most involve movement and some may include work on the floor. You may also be asked to read from various texts. If you have access requirements and/or require more information on access and facilities in our RADA buildings, please email shortcourses@rada.ac.uk

Are there any funding or payment plans available?

We are unable to provide accommodation for RADA Short Courses.

Please note that in the event of cancellation, RADA can accept no liability for any costs you may already have incurred; and we strongly recommend you purchase insurance cover for any travel or accommodation booked before the start of the course.

Will I get a certificate at the end of the course?

No. A Certificate is not available for this course.

Does the course count towards University credits?

There are no University Credits associated with this course.

What is the attendance policy?

Our attendance policy can be read within our Terms and Conditions. 100% attendance and punctuality are expected for all classes.

How do I register for an in-person course?

You will be providing most of the information we need when you fill in your application form or information form.

On the first day of your course, you will be asked to arrive at RADA up to 30 minutes before the start of your first session, and you need to bring a copy of your passport, and, if applicable, evidence of your right to join a short course in the UK.