London Programs in Partnership with the British American Drama Academy (BADA)




Join us in exploring London’s great theatrical tradition as you work and study with leading artists and scholars.

Sarah Lawrence College and the British American Drama Academy (BADA) are pleased to offer students the opportunity to pursue either a conservatory theatre training program within the London Theatre Program or an academic semester studying Shakespeare’s works through the Shakespeare in London Program.

BADA has been offering intensive theatre programs to students since 1984. It’s mission is to provide students from the United States and across the world the opportunity to study with leading actors, directors, and scholars of the British theatre.  BADA’s Patron is Brian Cox , CBE. An Olivier, Emmy, Lortel, and Golden Globe-winning actor and director, Brian is a celebrated presence on stage and screen in both the UK and the US.

The London Theatre Program provides students the opportunity to take classes with leading artists and faculty from Britain’s foremost drama schools. The Shakespeare in London Program immerses students in the works of William Shakespeare through in-depth  studies of his plays complemented by visits to the Globe, The Royal Shakespeare Company, and other prominent theaters in and around London.

  • The London Theatre Program is offered in both the fall and spring
  • The Shakespeare in London Program is only offered in the spring semester
  • Both programs are open to Sarah Lawrence students and guest students from other institutions

Learn more about the London Theatre Program

Learn more about the Shakespeare in London Program