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Course overview

Get a taste of the RADA Short Course experience. Our one-day workshops, taught in-person on a Saturday, offer a practical insight into four key aspects of RADA's world-leading acting training:

Voice
Movement
Contemporary Text
Classical Text

Learn more about the key subjects at the heart of our training from members of the academy’s faculty in a fun and lively group environment, whether you are a total beginner or thinking about applying to drama school.

Upcoming dates for Short Course Saturdays:

Saturday 6 July 2024
Saturday 10 August 2024

Entry requirements

  • There is no selection process for this course, if you feel this course is suitable for you and have read all the information on this webpage, then please proceed to booking.
  • Participants must be over 18 and have fluent, confident use and knowledge of the English language.

Who is this course suitable for?

  • Beginners interested in acting
  • Anyone looking to try Short Courses at RADA
  • Anyone thinking of applying to drama school.

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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 do not need to prepare anything for this course.

Is there any work to do outside of class time?

You will not need to do anything outside of this course.

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.

RADA cannot provide written references for Short Course participants.

What materials or equipment do I need?

You need to wear loose clothing that you can move in freely.

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 shortcourses@rada.ac.uk.

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?

No. A Certificate is not available for this course.

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.