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The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art is one of the finest drama schools in the world, with many of its previous students going on to become household names in the acting world.

Founded in 1904 and in its current premises since 1905, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art is best known for its Acting and Technical Theatre and Stage Management degrees. Its campus is home to four theatres.

Gielgud Theatre

The most intimate of the theatres at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art campus is the Gielgud Theatre. This theatre, which seats 50 people, was named after the famous actor, director and former RADA graduate, John Gielgud.

George Bernard Shaw Theatre

Named after the Irish playwright, the George Bernard Shaw Theatre is a studio theatre which is instantly recognisable due the exposed brickwork on the stage wall. Seating up to 70 people, the theatre often has student performances for public viewing.

Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre

The Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre boasts state-of-the-art equipment and flexible stage options that offers students at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art the chance to hone their skills in a professional environment.

With close to 200 seats, it also serves as a venue for exhibitions, as well as public and private events.

The Studio Theatre

The Studio Theatre is the largest available space at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, comfortably seating 200 guests at its premises on Chenies Street.

It frequently offers public showings of undergraduate’s work, as well as a number of exhibitions, screenings and events.

Where is the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art located?

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, 62-64 Gower St, London, WC1E 6ED

We’ve included a Google Maps route to help guide you there. 

How do I get there from the Crescent Hotel?

It takes less than 10 minutes to reach the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art campus from the Crescent Hotel.

As you leave the hotel, head towards Marchmont Street and continue, before turning right onto Tavistock Place. Continue onto Gordon Square before bearing left onto Byng Place.

Turn left onto Malet Street and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art will be on your right.