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We award places to train on our higher education courses on merit of talent. The names of our graduates complete the credits of theatre, film, television and radios productions worldwide and are the most public testament to our commitment to the craft of practice-led training for the dramatic arts.

We have a diverse community. We will host auditions in ten locations and award many vital audition fee waivers; grant financial scholarship support to approximately half of our undergraduate cohort; and fundraise to secure the £28,000 required beyond tuition fees and government grants to train each student, for each year of study.

The extensive public programme delivered at the Academy creates further opportunities for current students to nurture their talents, as well as providing a platform for RADA graduates and industry practitioners to explore and showcase new creative collaborations.

By making an annual donation to our Supporter Circles, you will be safeguarding and celebrating the interdisciplinary endeavours at the heart of our world-renowned creative community. Supporters giving to the Supporter Circles are invited to consider nominating their gift towards a specific area of activity:

Training Excellence Fund

Widening participation & outreach

The Shaw Fund

Scholarships Fund

In recognition of their annual commitment, Supporter Circle donors will be invited to witness first-hand the impact of their gift and receive:

Benefactor £5,000+

  • Opportunity to dedicate your support to a student or strand of training
  • Bespoke hospitality opportunities
  • Recognition of support in RADA prospectus and production programmes

President’s Circle £10,000+

As Benefactor, plus Annual Chairman’s Dinner

The Supporter Circles are a donation scheme providing tax benefits for both the Academy and you, the donor. If you are a UK taxpayer, under the Gift Aid scheme, RADA can reclaim from the Inland Revenue the tax you have already paid on your gift. This means that your donation is worth 25% more to us at no extra cost to you. It is also useful to note that if you pay tax at the higher rates, you can reclaim further tax relief in your annual self-assessment tax return.

For more information about supporting us please contact

+44 (0)20 7908 4799

Pledge your support to our Supporter Circles

By making an annual donation to our Supporter Circles, you will be safeguarding and celebrating our world-renowned creative community.

Join as a Benefactor

Donate £5,000

Join the President's Circle

Donate £10,000