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Course overview

Second Act is a course designed to test your skills and “stretch the acting muscle” to the utmost.

You will rehearse Contemporary Text, as well as scenes from Restoration Drama, each with a dedicated director from the RADA faculty. There will be live, online presentations at the conclusion of both projects. There are also classes in Voice and Physical Performance, and a masterclass with John Beschizza, RADA’s Lead Acting Tutor.

This course is for people who want to surprise themselves by uncovering new possibilities in themselves and their work. It is not an undertaking for the faint-hearted but, as always with our courses, we combine rigorous teaching with generous support.

Entry requirements

  • 16+.
  • There is no upper age limit.
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English is essential.
  • If, for any reason, the Course Director feels that you have not enough experience, your application will be unsuccessful.

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.

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

Students should have some experience of performance, and be prepared to present material in front of other students.


Classes will generally take place between 2pm and 7pm (UK time).

How to apply

Download an application form here.

Email your completed application to

Terms and conditions

Please note: All courses are non-refundable and non-transferable.

All classes begin promptly and latecomers may not be admitted.

Even though we're working through screens, participants should wear loose and comfortable clothing and be prepared to remove their shoes.

In line with academy policy, please note that no recordings of online courses will – or may – be made.