The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) offers world-leading vocational training for actors, stage managers, designers and technical stage craft specialists.
RADA was established in 1904 and has built an outstanding reputation as a world-renowned centre of excellence, offering the best possible facilities, exceptional teaching and strong links with the industries that employ our graduates. RADA’s student population is a diverse community, united by a shared passion for theatre-making. The Academy prides itself both on the professional standard of its student productions, which are attended by agents, casting directors and theatre practitioners, and on their track-record of employment in theatre, film and television.
Many of our most celebrated graduates still play a very active part in RADA’s life. They share our belief in the Academy’s need to retain close links with the profession, keep our training relevant and remain open to all people with exceptional talent.
Among the many things which are distinctive to RADA is the extraordinary level of personalisation throughout all the training – the skills of highly experienced specialists are harnessed in providing a training tailored to the needs of each individual student.