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RADA is shaping an academy for the future. We develop individual potential, nurturing curious, socially-conscious creative practitioners through our world-leading training.

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There is a short course at RADA for everyone; whether you are a complete beginner, want to build on your existing experience, or simply get a taste of our training.

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Elements of RADA: in-person

Evening workshops exploring Voice, Movement, Contemporary Text and Classical Text.

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15–19 Apr 2024

Young Actors: Storytelling

For young people aged 16–18. Examine different storytelling approaches practically and grow in confidence.

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17 Jul – 9 Aug 2024

Shakespeare Summer School

Investigate Shakespeare from an actor's point of view in this summer school for performers of all levels of experience.

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We are delighted to announce the appointment of RADA graduates David Harewood and Cynthia Erivo, as our new President and Vice President. They succeed Kenneth Branagh, who has been an incredibly generous and supportive President over the last nine years.

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Before 2023 draws to a close, we wanted to share some highlights from another busy year at RADA.

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We are delighted to announce that RADA has been awarded Gold, the highest award, in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF), recognising excellence in the quality of our teaching, learning environments and student outcomes.

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We are joining forces with Theatre Royal Stratford East and Backstage Niche for their Young Technicians course offering free stage management, lighting and technical training for young people currently underrepresented in the industry.

This free 12-week introductory course for 16–21-year-olds will give students the opportunity to develop practical skills in stage management, lighting and sound with industry professionals.

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About us

Building on more than a century of creative achievement, RADA's vocational training for actors, stage managers, designers and technical stage craft specialists brings together a diverse community united by a shared passion for theatre-making and storytelling.