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Course overview

RADA is renowned for the quality of its singing and dance teaching, with a dedicated staff working at the core of the full-time training. Our week-long Musical Theatre Course has run successfully for a number of years, rapidly achieving a distinguished reputation among musical theatre professionals.

Here is your chance to learn with RADA’s faculty for an intensive and rigorous six days of singing, dance and acting, concluding with a presentation to which you can invite friends and family.

The course places an emphasis on individual attention, and is suitable for enthusiastic amateurs as well as professionals who wish to sharpen their skills.

Entry requirements

18+. Students below the age of 18 are not normally accepted. There is no upper age limit.

Entrance is by written application.

Students should have some experience of performance, and be prepared to present material in front of other students. Fluent, confident knowledge of the English language is essential.

Selection of students is by the Course Director, and we require applicants to submit a DVD or internet link of their work.

If, for any reason, the Course Director feels that you have not enough experience, you will not be accepted onto the course.

Further information

Student numbers for the course are kept deliberately small, in order to give you the benefit of working one-to-one with our expert teachers, and enabling us to tailor the course to the individual student. Detailed feedback will be a very important element of all the teaching.

Throughout the course you will be given guidance on technique, casting and on developing your personal audition repertoire.

The course is not a casual undertaking: total commitment to punctuality, discipline and preparation is required from every student.


Classes generally take place between 10am and 6pm, Monday to Friday and 10am-1pm on Saturdays. You will be expected to treat classes as professional rehearsal calls. Punctuality is essential.

How to apply

Applications are now closed.

Frequently asked questions and terms and conditions

Does the course count towards university credits?

There are no University Credits associated with this course.

Can RADA help me to find accommodation?

Accommodation is not provided for this course.

What is the cancellation policy?

Once you are accepted onto the course - you will receive full details of our cancellation policy.

Once payment has been made, it is strongly recommended that all students insure themselves to cover the loss of fees in the event of illness, for which the Academy cannot accept any liability.

Rules and regulations of the Academy

All students must undertake to adhere to the General Rules and Regulations of the Academy. The Academy’s Director or Course Director shall, at their absolute discretion, have the right to terminate the course in respect of any student whose presence or conduct is in contravention of the same.

Friends or other persons who are not officially enrolled are not permitted to sit in on classes, rehearsals or presentations.

Students must understand, conform and adhere to the Academy’s Health and Safety Procedures and Policies.

All students are expected to wear the correct and appropriate clothing for each class.

Students are expected to maintain a professional standard of dress and hygiene at all times.

Fees are non-returnable once a student has started a course.

Photography or recording of any kind is strictly prohibited in the classroom areas without permission from the Academy’s staff.

RADA does not discriminate against applicants on the grounds of sex, disability, ethnicity or sexuality. We welcome applicants from disabled people and offer places solely on the basis of potential and suitability for the course. The school is mainly housed in a newly-refurbished building which provides good access for wheelchair users.

Decisions made by the Academy regarding the selection of instructors, the allocation of students to study groups, the material for that study group and any roles allocated are final and not open to negotiation.

It is strongly recommended that students insure themselves to cover any medical or transport costs and loss of fees in the event of illness or accident for which the Academy cannot accept any liability.

If, for reason of epidemic or national crisis, the Academy is compelled to close during the course, no fees can be returned or compensation be made for any period of tuition that may have been lost through the Academy’s inability to carry on its work.

It is important to note that the Academy does not accept responsibility for students beyond the scheduled teaching hours on the RADA premises. These are Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm. Parents are therefore advised to ensure that adequate supervision of activities undertaken in the evening and at weekends is provided, as appropriate, during the duration of the course.