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Course overview

Develop your skills in Musical Theatre over an intensive and rigorous six days of singing, acting and movement with RADA’s faculty and associate teachers. Tailored to each individual participant, the course is suitable for actors who wish to work on technical ability and truthful storytelling through the medium of Musical Theatre.

You will work in pairs and individually with our singing teachers and musical directors, as well as in small and large groups, with detailed feedback to facilitate your growth during the course.

During the course, you will be given guidance on technique, casting and on developing your personal audition repertoire. You will work on solo repertoire of your choice, as well as duet or trio repertoire that has been particularly selected for you, and learn key techniques for healthy and sustainable singing. There will be several masterclass style sessions on this course. The course concludes with a sharing, to which you may invite friends and family.

RADA is renowned for the quality of its singing, acting and movement teaching, with dedicated tutors who have taught actor/singers such as Jamael Westman, Jessie Buckley, Cynthia Erivo and Taron Egerton.

What will I learn on this course?

  • Collaboration and team work in Musical Theatre.
  • Personal development and practice.
  • Combining rigorous technique with truthful storytelling.

Who is this course suitable for?

  • Those who have some experience of performance and who are confident to share material in front of other participants.
  • Performers who wish to explore the integration of singing, acting and movement
  • Professional actors wishing to refine their musical theatre skills.

Entry Requirements

  • Selection by audition: please complete an application and upload two URLs of you singing two contrasting songs.
  • Participants must be over 18 and have fluent, confident use and knowledge of the English language.

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Course information

What are the Terms and Conditions of my booking?

You can read the full Terms and Conditions here.

Will there be anything I need to prepare before the course starts?

You will be asked to submit your current repertoire list in advance and have at least two contrasting songs prepared from that list. You will share one of your songs on the first morning, and work on items from your repertoire during the course.

Is there any work to do outside of class time?

You will need to work on songs and learn lines outside of class time.

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.

What materials or equipment do I need?

You need to wear loose clothing that you can move in freely and soft-soled shoes.

You may be sent guide tracks for the music that you are allocated throughout the course, so you will need a device to play it on.

What materials or equipment do I need? 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

Are there any funding or payment plans available?

There are no RADA Scholarships available for Short Courses. We cannot offer payment plans, and full payment is required to secure your place on a course.

Can RADA provide accommodation?

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?

Yes. A Certificate of Completion is available for this course. Certificates are awarded to participants who had no unexcused absences or lateness and operated within the obligations laid out in the Terms and Conditions.

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.