Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

drama school located in London, England

The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) is a drama school in London, England. It is one of the oldest drama schools in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1904 by Herbert Beerbohm Tree. It is thought to be one of the best drama schools in the world.[1] Architect Bryan Avery designed the university.

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
The main entrance to RADA on Gower Street
TypeDrama school
PresidentSir Kenneth Branagh
DirectorEdward Kemp
AffiliationsKing's College London
Birkbeck, University of London
Conservatoire for Dance and Drama

The President of RADA is actor Kenneth Branagh since the death of Richard Attenborough in August 2014. The Vice-Chairman is yet to be announced since the last one Alan Rickman died while in position in January 2016.[2] Many famous actors have studied here.

Notable alumni



  1. RADA
  2. "Governance and advisers". Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Archived from the original on 26 September 2010. Retrieved 9 November 2010.

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