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Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Gower Street entrance
The main entrance to RADA on Gower Street
Established 1904
Type Drama school
President TBA
Director Edward Kemp
Location London, England
Affiliations Conservatoire for Dance and Drama
King's College London
National Council for Drama Training

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] The President of RADA was Richard Attenborough until his death in August 2014. A successor is yet to be chosen. The Vice-Chairman is Alan Rickman.[2] Many famous actors have studied here.

Notable alumni


  1. RADA
  2. "Governance and advisers". Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Retrieved 9 November 2010.

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