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About our Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019

The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2019

Thank you to everyone who gave to our Big Give Christmas Challenge between 3 - 10 December. We exceeded our target and raised £52,976 toward our Widening Participation programmes.

We are committed to inclusive, transformative training, that promotes diversity across our student body. We actively reduce barriers to our training seeking participation from young people regardless of economic circumstances, cultural heritage, disability or social class.

RADA is reliant on funding to deliver our educational programmes to young people across London.

Donations made through The Big Give Christmas Challenge support outreach projects including:

  • Shakespeare for Young Audiences Tour
  • RADA Youth Company in Acting and Technical Theatre
  • Technical theatre taster sessions
  • The Next Stage in Acting and Theatre Production
  • Camden Summer University
  • Young Theatre Makers
  • Outreach workshops

We work with young people aged 8-24 from all backgrounds, and in 2019 we reached more young people than ever through our widening participation activities in over 40 workshops, productions and programmes.

We believe that the dramatic arts are stronger when created by a diverse range of voices, and all funds raised from the Big Give Christmas Challenge will enable us to create pathways into training for young people under-represented in the arts.

Thank you for helping us continue to create opportunities to inspire the next generation of theatre makers.

Thank you to our Champion The Childhood Trust.

It’s brilliant to see a new generation getting excited about theatre, offering us fresh perspectives, knowing that RADA is a place for them and they can make an impact here. We want to make sure that young people from all backgrounds and experiences can access our training and the arts
Axa Hynes, Senior Widening and Participation and Outreach Manager