Celebrate the festive season at RADA’s annual Christmas Concert.
Join us for an evening of music, mulled wine, mince pies and performances featuring our students and graduates at St Mary Abbots Parish Church, Kensington.
By supporting this fundraising event you will be helping to sustain and ensure access to our world-leading training.
There will be a programme of performances from our students with songs including Christmas Lullaby by John Rutter and Christmas in the City by Jay Leonhart; readings including The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry; and traditional carols to be sung by the audience. Alongside our students there will be guest performances from graduates Alex Kingston, Eliza Butterworth, Laurence Fox and Victoria Yeates.*
Supported by Headline Event Partner AXA XL and Event Partner XPS Pensions Group
For group tickets, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7908 4799 for further information.
Groups of 10: £35 per ticket
Groups of 30: £32.50 per ticket
*performers subject to change.
Singing at RADA
The Christmas Concert is a chance to showcase our student actors' singing, and the learning they have experienced throughout their training so far, as well as being an important fundraiser for the Academy and a moment to enjoy the festive season.
Why do acting students have singing lessons?
Jane Streeton, Lead Singing Tutor, explains the importance of training the voice through singing at RADA.
"We train our students to sing – regardless of their initial abilities – in order that they can all learn to speak and sing with one voice.
The students study choral singing, and singing also takes place in many of the projects and plays at RADA. Singing unites people and can be a way of saying something that we are incapable of articulating simply with words.
Everybody sings, in every culture. RADA has a fantastic history of working with people from many different backgrounds. We aim to prepare our students for every eventuality! What's exciting for me, is that whenever I turn on the television or radio, watch a movie and go to the theatre or a musical, our graduates are there using these skills at the highest level".
Where to find us
St Mary Abbots Parish Church
Kensington Church Street
London W8 4LA
+44 (0)20 7908 4799
High Street Kensington: District, Circle Lines 4 minutes walk
Notting Hill Gate: Central Line 12 minutes walk
Buses stopping close to the church: 9, 10, 27, 28, 49, 52, 70, 328, 452, C1