Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

Pathways to drama school training at RADA

To provide access workshops and courses for targeted young people interested in pursuing a career in the dramatic arts (acting and technical theatre). We encourage engagement from young people living in poverty and people from BAME backgrounds.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017


Registered Charity in England and Wales (312819)

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There is an ongoing perception that the student body of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) is a homogeneous group drawn from a narrow socio-economic background. The reality is different: RADA is proud of its diverse student body and of its ongoing fundraising and widening participation work, which opens up pathways into training for students from all backgrounds. We recognise that there are barriers preventing students from attending drama school and we are working to break these down.


We offer opportunities to young people from low income and BAME backgrounds to engage creatively with acting and technical by: •Providing technical theatre workshops and talks, especially for young people from BAME and low income backgrounds •Offering acting workshops to young people across the UK •Offering courses for young people to give them sustained interaction with RADA over a longer period of time •Creating opportunities for schools beginning at primary level to begin to inspire the