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Thank you to everyone who gave to our 2022 Big Give Christmas Challenge, helping us raise over £60,000 for Stage Critical - our campaign to recover, re-build and support our students.

We would also like to thank our champion, The Reed Foundation, and individual pledgers Zac Barratt, Ros Haigh, John Romeo and Tanya Rose for matching each donation made.

Watch our video to find out what impact donations to the Big Give Christmas Challenge will make.

Your donation will help to:

  • Improve access to the arts and creative higher education for under-represented young people across London.
  • Support an extra term of training for all students to reduce the pandemic's impact on their studies.
  • Invest in our students' wellbeing through dedicated pastoral care and counselling.

Thanks to matched funding from our champion and individual pledgers, each donation will have twice the impact on our work to nurture the creativity of our students and young people across the country.

Even though the Big Give Christmas Challenge is now closed, it is still possible to make a donation to Stage Critical.

Act now to support the next generation of talent

RADA's training has been the most demanding, invigorating and rewarding experience of my life so far. RADA has allowed me to grow as an actor and a person in ways I had never appreciated.
BA (Hons) in Acting Graduate, 2021

Why is supporting Stage Critical so important?

COVID's impact on RADA has been devastating. We had to close our doors and move our training online. Income from RADA Business and Short Courses declined sharply, making a loss of £5 million.

Stage Critical is our four-year fundraising campaign to ensure we can continue to deliver RADA's world-leading training, support our students and nurture diverse talent.

By supporting our Big Give Stage Critical campaign, you are investing in the next generation of world-class actors, technicians, stage managers and designers, ensuring the dramatic arts are made by and for everyone.

Find out more

We want to make sure that young people from all backgrounds and experience can access our training and the arts.
Axa Hynes, Director of Access and Participation

If you have any questions about the Big Give or Stage Critical, please contact RADA's Development team at

See our video from 2020

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