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Rada Lab Works

(This is a past event and is no longer running)

A new partnership from The Coronet Theatre and RADA

The Coronet Theatre and RADA have formed a new partnership to present RADA’s MA Theatre Lab’s Lab Works.

The week-long project combines workshops and scratch nights, and culminates in a series of original ‘theatre-shorts’, enabling artistic development, public visibility, and new networking opportunities for these emerging artists.

“The Coronet Theatre’s mission is to support diverse and international artists, platforming unique and experimental practice from across the globe. As a leading international theatre, it is our duty to develop emerging talent in this field, giving them the opportunity and visibility to contribute to the global artistic scene. We’re thrilled to launch this collaboration with RADA MA Lab, one of the only courses in London that truly champions experimental, laboratory, practice.” Anda Winters, Artistic Director, The Coronet Theatre.

RADA’s graduate community from across all 10 years of the MA course will take up residency at the Coronet Theatre sharing their practice and inspiring new ideas for future collaborations. Graduates will also contribute towards a public scratch night of original material, experimenting with a range of ideas, practices and forms.

“We’re delighted to announce this collaboration with the Coronet Theatre in Notting Hill. It is one of the most inspiring and creative performance spaces in the UK and has a history of supporting unique visual theatre from across the world.  We hope that this partnership between RADA’s MA Theatre Lab and the Coronet team will offer graduates the time and space to continue exploring collaborative and experimental approaches to performance, in a ‘brave’ and playful environment.” Ian Morgan, MA Theatre Lab Course Leader.


Public performances

19-20 July – Scratch Nights
A showcase of work in progress from RADA’s graduate community.

21 July – Wheels
Four original pieces from London’s most promising emerging theatre makers explore the thematics of pain through self reflective and socio-political pieces, reflecting the voice of London today: diverse, intercultural, subversive, funny, angry and bold.
Shows in Wheels (in order): Coronation, Maso Schism, Doddery But Dear, Amreeka xx.

22 July – Waves
Four original pieces ask questions of identity, community and what we owe to one and other. London’s most promising emerging theatre makers stand up and call for a world that is compassionate, inclusive, affirming, bold and queer.
Shows in Waves (in order): Kissing a Fool, Rites of Passage, Scenes From A Party, The Last Time I Saw Caileigh.

Lab Works was created and first performed at RADA by the MA Theatre Lab 2022 cohort.




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Additional Information

RADA’s MA Theatre Lab is an intensive year’s postgraduate training in performance, framed by the context of Laboratory Theatre practice and experimental theatre making. Students come to RADA from across the globe with existing professional experience, looking to extend their performing and devising skills to an advanced level. In a critically aware and collaborative learning environment, they develop the capacity to create innovative theatre and performance, bringing international practice from around the world into one unique course.

The Coronet Theatre is a risk-taking, international arts theatre in a restored and re-imagined Grade II listed building in London’s Notting Hill. The Coronet Theatre presents an eclectic programme of theatre, film, dance, music, poetry and visual art in its intimate 195-seat main auditorium and 90-seat studio space, re-named The Print Room in recognition of the company’s previous home at a nearby print works, and stunning bar.

The programme is created by Artistic Director Anda Winters in close collaboration with artists to present a fusion of multi-disciplinary international and UK work. The Coronet Theatre stages a mix of new productions, commissions and visiting artists, including a number of UK and world premieres, offering memorable, and often unexpected, experiences to audiences, while supporting established artists and nurturing new talent.