Who we are
The British American Drama Academy (BADA) was founded in 1984 to
enable students from across the world to study classical theatre with
leading actors and directors of the British theatre.
The Academy is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England
and Wales No. 1828640, governed by its Articles of Association dated
23rd April 2018. It is a registered charity in England and Wales No.
291796. New Articles of Association were adopted on 23rd April 2018.
The Board of 12 Trustees is responsible for the governance of the
Academy. Its members act both as Trustees of the Charity and Directors
of the Company. It meets every three months. Management of the
Academy is delegated to a small team, under the leadership of the
Managing Director, and the Dean,
reporting to the Trustees regularly.
BADA programs were conducted online for 18 months during the Covid19 crisis, but students returned to in-person teaching in London in
In 2022, the Independent Schools Inspectorate concluded that BADA
‘exceeds expectations for the quality of education’