ASRADA engages in fundraising events and activities to ensure that its support of excellence in training in the dramatic arts is sustainable for the future. It is always a pleasure for the ASRADA President and Officers to meet donors and supporters of our work at these events.


To be announced.


• Seminar Theatre Visit

In November 2011 ASRADA hosted a fundraising event at the John Golden Theater in New York around RADA graduate Alan Rickman’s performance in Seminar. This dark comedy saw Alan Rickman cast as Leonard, a legendary author who provides private instruction to four promising writers. The evening included a post-show cocktail party reception with Alan Rickman at Angus McIndoe Restaurant.

• Manhattan Lunch & John Gabriel Borkman

In January 2011 award-winning theatrical, television and film producer Francine LeFrak and husband Rick Friedberg hosted a special lunch at home with ASRADA supporters and distinguished alumni of RADA including Ralph Fiennes and Erika Slezak. Guests then travelled to Brooklyn Academy of Music to enjoy the performance of Alan Rickman in Ibsen’s John Gabriel Borkman followed by a post-show reception at which ASRADA guests along with cast members and Alan Rickman were joined by fellow thespians Hugh Jackman and Daniel Radcliffe.

• Annual ARN (Americas RADA Network) and RADA Get Together

Each year RADA travels to New York to conduct the first round of auditions for its flagship 3-year BA Hons Acting Degree. The visit presents an opportunity for Edward Kemp, Director of RADA and the Americas RADA Network, (a network of North American alumni who graduated from RADA’s full acting and technical programs) to get together for a casual reunion in New York. Past events have taken place at the Players Club at Gramercy Park, Café Un Deux Trois, and Angus McIndoe Restaurant.