Full screen

… seek thy love.

When circumstances force you to leave home and venture into the woods, what friends and strange companies might you find?

In one of Shakespeare's most popular plays, confusion and comedy reign.

Four Athenian lovers run away to the forest, only for mischievous Puck to muddle them up and cause havoc using love potions.

As they run through the forest, the four meet kings and queens, actors and fairies, and Puck helps his master Oberon play a trick on the fairy queen Titania.

Show artwork by Trixie Smith (illustration)

All performances are captioned


Full price tickets are £6.
There is a Pay What You Can option for under 25s from £0 - £6. There are no restrictions if you are under 25; you simply pay what you can.

Running time

Approximately 2 hours
(Performance 80 minutes, after show Q&A 20 minutes)

Q&A with the Youth Company

After each performance there will be a Q&A session. It will be an opportunity for audience to hear from the Production and Acting company about their creative process when making the show and to learn more about the RADA Youth Company course.

Creative and Production team

Director: Philip Sheppard

Associate Designer: Sadeysa Greenaway-Bailey

Acting Assistant Facilitator & Assistant Director: Nadège René

Theatre Production Assistant Facilitator & Company Manager: Alfiah Brown

Access and Participation Coordinator: Dina Benderra

Access and Participation Manager: Rachel Chellapah

Access and Participation Director: Axa Hynes

Top row (from left to right):

Hana Abdinasir, Fiorella Andreani, Jayden Atuah-Hemaah, Lianne Borges, Ellie Farquhar-Smith

Bottom row (from left to right):

James Gava, Elaya Guven, Makeda Palmer, Nathan Quraishi Holt, Sakinah Salim

Top row (from left to right):

Korede Abdul, Wisdom Charis, Orla Duggan, Amal Fagbohun, Poppy Ley-Iuisis, Olivier Mazurkiewicz, Kwabena Mensah, Sophia Monteza-Kwokova

Bottom row (from left to right):

Benjamin Morgan, Afi Princess Okaidja, Vincent Pham, Leith Shaban, Trixie Smith, Kirsty Tendai, Nathaniel Turay-Boxx

The RADA Youth Company: Acting and Theatre Production form a key part of RADAs Access and Participation work.

The Youth Company: Theatre Production is an eight month long course taking place on Saturday mornings that gives young people aged 16-20, who meet certain criteria, the opportunity to experience technical theatre training.

The Youth Company: Acting is a ten month long drama course taking place on Saturday mornings that gives young people aged 16-20, who meet certain criteria, the opportunity to experience actor training.

Access and Participation at RADA has three key aims; to make sure that our full-time training is accessible to students and practitioners from all backgrounds; to increase diversity across the Academy; and to affect change in the industry in which our students gain employment.

Our projects are specifically designed to encourage applications from young people who are Black and Global Majority, low income households, deaf and disabled, and care leavers.

Find out more about our current work here

Where to find us

Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Malet Street
+44 (0)20 7908 4800

Getting here

By tube
Goodge Street Station: Northern Line 2 minute walk
Euston Square: Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan, Circle Lines
Tottenham Court Road: Central and Northern Lines
Russell Square: Piccadilly Line

By train
You can easily reach us by public transport links from London's major railway stations. The most accessible include Euston, King's Cross / St. Pancras and Waterloo