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Course overview

Experience a unique five-day course in Shakespearean acting concluding with an exclusive opportunity to undertake a free assessment for the RADA Shakespeare Bronze Award.

Whether you are an experienced performer, a total beginner, or Shakespeare simply fascinates you, this course will help you explore the performance of his works, and give you a taste of the teaching that has made RADA world-famous.

Participants will work on monologues and scenes, with a focus on one of the set sonnets and scenes from the Shakespeare Awards. There will be classes in singing; dance; movement; and voice with dedicated members of the RADA faculty.

The course is limited to 10 persons in order to maximise the personal development of the individual.

Participants will be asked to prepare and memorise a short Shakespearean monologue of their own choosing.

Entry requirements


Entrance is by written application.

There is no upper age limit. Fluent confident knowledge of the English language is essential.

Applicants are not asked to audition, but each applicant needs to give some information concerning their experience (or otherwise) of acting: and then write a short note saying what they want from the course. Applications by students between the ages of 16 and 18 may need additional references and will be given special consideration by the Course Director.

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How to apply

Please complete the application form and return:

A scanned copy of the application form to

Or a paper copy to:

Sally Power RADA, 62-64 Gower Street,
London, WC1E 6ED
United Kingdom

Although there is no application deadline, places are limited and therefore early booking is recommended. All applications are considered in order of receipt.

If your application is received after the course is full, you will be put on the waiting list. Applicants will be informed by post at the address given on the application form whether or not they have been accepted.

Terms and conditions

    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

    By participating in the course you undertake to conform to the general 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.