RADA "Shakespeare at Large" Acting Intensive

Train with esteemed instructors at London’s finest school for theatre, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA)!


Performing Arts Abroad is teaming up with the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London to offer a unique acting course called “Shakespeare at Large.” This intensive program includes packed days of acting training at RADA’s facilities with some of their finest faculty, group attendance at performances at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the London National Theatre, and the Royal Shakespeare Company, a visit to Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-Upon-Avon, and free time to explore London and the best theatre the city has to offer.

The training component of the program will run from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, with an hour-long lunch break at 1:00 p.m.

In addition to the course at RADA, Performing Arts Abroad will be offering full on-site support including airport pickup, housing, orientation, city tours, attendance at performances, and much more. For a specific day by day schedule, please see the PDF on the “Host Group” tab.

Join us for the acting experience of a lifetime! Space is limited to 10 participants. We have already begun receiving applications, and we anticipate the program will fill up quickly, so apply today!


-Age: Participants must be 18 or over the day they begin the program.

-GPA/Student Status: You do not need to be a student to participate in this program.

-Experience: The program is designed to cater to all levels, although we recommend that you have at least one year of theatre experience before applying. Prior experience with Shakespeare is not necessary, and instruction will be differentiated to varying skill levels.

-Motivation: We are looking for open-minded, flexible applicants who can clearly convey their passion for theatre, acting, Shakespeare, and an acute interest in international travel and exposure to new ideas.


-Application Deadline: January 5th, 2018

-Application Process: to apply, click the blue “Apply Now” button on this page. You will fill out a simple initial application online and pay a $200 deposit that is refundable if you are not accepted, and will be applied toward your overall program cost if you are accepted (not an additional fee). At this point, we will ask you to send us the following materials:

-Your resume/CV
-Your availability for a 30 minute Skype interview

We will contact you regarding your acceptance within two weeks of your interview.



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-Put training on your resume that very few actors can claim

-Take intensive classes in performing Shakespeare from RADA’s exemplary instructors

-Immerse yourself in the culture of modern theater’s birthplace


“I loved the RADA short course! I know more about acting and theatre than before the program started and I've met some amazing people whom I've created friendships with! Not only did I get to learn from teachers at one of the most prestigious drama schools in the world, but I also got the chance to explore a city with an incredible history, immerse myself in its culture, and gain a new piece of global perspective. This was a great experience that I'm glad and grateful to have had and wouldn't trade it for anything. I thoroughly enjoyed myself the whole time. A dream come true and quite inspiring, really.” –Emily Le