For almost 40 years, BADA has brought together actors from the United States and around the world to train with leading British and European theatre practitioners.

We have developed a distinctive methodology, combining the breadth, depth and rigor of a high-end theatre academy with personal care for each student, and we think attending BADA is life changing. In addition to training, it gives students life-long connections with others as passionate about their art as they are.

BADA is committed to a diverse student body and is dedicated to training talented actors regardless of their background or financial situation. We need your help to pursue this goal. Please consider making a donation (in $ or £) towards our Scholarship Fund:

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    American Friends of BADA
    c/o Jennifer Rockwood
    900 West End Avenue, 15F
    New York, NY 10025
    British American Drama Academy
    ATTN: Ruth Paul
    14 Gloucester Gate
    Regents Park, London
    NW1 4HG

“Being at BADA is a unique experience for students – it not only introduces them to the rigorous training of a British drama school through classical text, but brings them to life, either in the wonderful world of Oxford University or in London, one of the most (if not the most) exciting theatre cities in the world. BADA immerses them in a new, vibrant artistic environment and builds connections across disciplines, across cultures, across oceans.”

Brian Cox
Patron of BADA



“Over the years, BADA has welcomed thousands of phenomenally talented actors from the United States, including Chadwick Boseman (MIO ’98), Anna Gunn (LTP ’88), Brandon Victor Dixon (MIO ’98), Paul Giamatti (MIO’ 89), Tarell Alvin McCraney (MIO ’05), Phillipa Soo (MCP ’07), and Bellamy Young (MIO ’90), many of whom have only been able to train with our renowned faculty due to the support of our generous donors. Every single gift, regardless of the amount, makes a huge difference.”

Lydia Carlston (MIO ’01)
President, American Friends of BADA


Donors in the United States may make tax-deductible donations to BADA via the American Friends of BADA (AFBADA). AFBADA is a not-for-profit organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code (Federal Tax ID 94-3188993). Gifts to the American Friends of BADA are fully tax-deductible within the limits prescribed by law. Please use the “Donate in $” link or mailing address above.

Donors in the UK can GiftAid their donation to BADA using the “Donate in £” link above.