Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

XL Workshops

To engage young people who are close to or who have already been excluded from mainstream education in fun and stimulating drama workshops led by RADA students in educational settings and youth offenders institutes (project run in partnership with The Prince's Trust).

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011


Registered Charity in England and Wales (312819)

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
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  • I have not seen so much focus, attention and team spirit from that particular group. So hats off to your guys

    — Teacher, Fredrick Bremmer School, Waltham Forest

  • I saw a group of normally disaffected students in an organised circle speaking calmly with each other

    — Teacher, Lambeth Academy, Lambeth

  • the [RADA] students did a great job of being inclusive & really encouraging everyone to succeed

    — Teacher, Kidbrooke School, Greenwich


The project works to tackle the disaffection towards education evident in some groups of young people.


One off workshops carried out by final year RADA BA acting students in educational settings and young offenders institutes are designed to engage participants in drama-based activities and instill a sense of engagement, confidence and teamwork. We would like to extend the project to incorporate longer-term training over 12 weeks for RADA graduates who have shown interest in specialising in working with challenging young people.