Performance Making Diploma for Adults with Learning Disabilities

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What is the Performance Making Diploma?

This course teaches you professional performance skills. You will work with leading arts professionals. You will create your own performances in different styles. You will explore different ways of making a career as a performer.

The course is for adults over 18 years old who have learning disabilities or autism. This course is for someone who has previous drama experience and wants to train at a higher level.


January – July 2019

2 sessions a week

We will tell you the dates when you apply

Students may be able to apply for a second year of the course.

Where does it take place?

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Eton Avenue
London, NW3 3HY

The nearest tube is Swiss Cottage.

How much does it cost?


We have some free places for people on low incomes. You can apply for these later.

How do I apply?

There are 15 places on the course.

You will:

  • Fill out an application form
  • Take part in an audition workshop
  • Have a relaxed interview

We get a lot of interest in this course and may not be able to interview all applicants.

Application timeline

Applications open: 18th July 2018

Applications close: 30th September 2018

Download an application form below

Completed application forms should be emailed to

If email is not possible, please send by 1st class post to:

Access All Areas
Bradbury Studios
138 Kingsland Road
London, E2 8DY

Contact us for more information:

Alex Covell, Project Coordinator

0207 613 6445

The course won the Guardian University Award for Student Diversity and Widening Participation in 2015 and has worked with 42 students over four years. The course was generously supported by the Leverhulme Trust for the first three, and then an anonymous donor for the 2017/18 year. 

Access All Areas needs constant support in order to keep this vital course running.

Please do consider donating below. 

The power to change theatre.
— The Guardian