Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

RADA’s Training Excellence Fund

To discover and nurture the talents of remarkable students, helping them to develop the skills they need to forge a career in the creative industries, as actors, technicians, directors and designers.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015


Registered Charity in England and Wales (312819)

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  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment



  • For most of the students it was their first experience of seeing a Shakespeare play and they were blown away by it. Most come from non- theatre going families. For many it will be their one and only experience of seeing Shakespeare in performance.

    — Teacher, Hendon School, Schools Tour


The changing funding landscape within higher education has significantly increased RADA’s need to raise philanthropic support to safeguard our internationally renowned training and ensure performance and theatre craft education is accessible for all. The Training Excellence Fund enables our students to become distinctive, outstanding artists and emulate the many RADA graduates whose names complete the credits of theatre, film, television and radio productions worldwide.


With an emphasis on one-to-one and small group teaching delivered by leading teachers, visiting directors, designers and graduate mentors, the Training Excellence Fund supports RADA students to develop the practical skills and emotional intelligence for enduring careers as artists and craftspeople.