The most famous and most prestigious centre for drama training in the English speaking world, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art is one of London’s artistic landmarks. Based in a modern, state-of-the-art facility in the West End and minutes from both Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road, RADA benefits from a prime location.
The grade II listed RADA Studios was built in 1882 for the Bloomsbury Rifles. Throughout its history it has provided rehearsal and performance space - for Nijinsky and the Ballets Russes in the early 1900s, and Gang Shows during the war years. During the 1980s, however, it was more formally adapted for use as an arts centre, with rehearsal and performance spaces, and significant outreach and educational programmes. In January 2012, after thirty years of running a successful arts centre and rehearsal space, Central Arts London moved out and the formerly named Drill Hall was rebranded as the RADA Studios. The building provides several studio spaces available for hire, as well as two performances spaces in the shape of a 200 seat Studio Theatre and the 50 seat Club Theatre.