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Course overview

Join us this November in New York City for a 3-day advanced Shakespeare short course. Refine your craft, deepen your connection to Shakespeare's text, and elevate your performance skills under the guidance of RADA's principal, Niamh Dowling, and expert tutors.

This advanced Shakespeare course is a rare opportunity for professional actors to study with one of the world's leading drama schools. Enhance your skills, deepen your understanding, and transform your approach to classical acting.

Dates and precise location for this course are to be announced. Sign up to our mailing list to be notified when applications open.

The course will focus on four cornerstones of RADA’s classical acting training:

Entry requirements

  • Participants must be over 18 and have fluent, confident use and knowledge of the English language.

Who is this course suitable for?

  • Actors looking to learn, refine or refresh classical performance skills.
  • Students or recent graduates from performing arts courses who seek further training in Shakespeare.
  • Actors looking for a ‘workout’.


'Hear My Soul Speak' - The Tempest
Explore truthful vocal engagement and connect with your authentic voice. You will learn to relish Shakespeare’s rich poetry and communicate stories with emotional depth.


'To Move Is To Stir' - Romeo and Juliet
Discover the connection between movement and language and explore how physicality can enhance your interpretation. This workshop encourages you to embody the text, connecting with the impulse to move and bring Shakespeare’s characters to life.


'Speak the Speech' - Hamlet
Prepare and perform a monologue, receiving feedback to enable you to work with more specificity and build your repertoire of classical speeches.

Scene Study

'Speak What We Feel' - King Lear
Dive into character development and the intricate nuances of Shakespeare’s language with rigorous scene study sessions. You’ll focus on core acting technique, text analysis and ‘thinking on the line’ to foster authentic performance.