What you are supporting
RADA helped me as it helps students now. Not all can afford the fees, feed themselves and live in London. But we find the best and they repay us with their brilliance. Help us to continue to support talent.
Sylvia Syms OBE, RADA graduate
RADA is a both an individual charity and a part of a Higher Education institution, the Conservatoire of Dance & Drama.
Who we train
Every year we audition or interview every single one of over 3,000 applicants to our courses. We aspire to never turn away a talented student and have extensive scholarship and bursaries funds to overcome financial barriers to education.
We unite a diverse and talented student population:
- 20% of our BA in Acting students come from BAME backgrounds
- In 2012/13, 40% of our students had a family income of under £25,000
- In 2012/12, 59% of our first years had bursary support provided by RADA.
Who else we reach
Every year we reach thousands more people through our public performances, Short Courses, work with schools, and community programmes. We share our passion for theatre and create engaging experiences that challenge participants and audiences and enrich lives.
How we use your money
Every year we need to raise over £2 million to supplement income from student fees and government funding to support our four key fund areas. Donors can choose to support one of these fund areas specifically, or to make a gift in support of them all.