Attending BADA is life-changing. We hear this from students time and time again.  In addition to training, it gives students life-long connections with others as passionate about their art as they are. We are going through an unimaginably turbulent time and the Covid 19 pandemic has brought unbelievable stress to many organisations, including BADA.  This crisis has forced us to cancel our Summer Oxford programs and our Fall London program.

Despite decades of careful financial stewardship, this crisis and these resulting cancellations have imperiled BADA. We need your help to continue and we need it now.

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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: Helen Ainsworth
    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 CBE
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.