“Over the years, BADA has welcomed thousands of phenomenally talented actors from the United States, including Anna Gunn (LTP ’88), Brandon Victor Dixon (MIO ’98), Paul Giamatti (MIO’ 89), Tarell Alvin McCraney (MIO ’05), Phillipa Soo (MCP ’07), and Bellamy Young (MIO ’90), many of whom have only been able to train with our renowned faculty due to the support of our generous donors.

Your gift helps provide scholarships for the most talented students to attend BADA Programs. Every single gift, regardless of the amount, makes a huge difference to students who might not otherwise be able to attend BADA and study with the leading actors and directors of the British stage. Importantly, 100% of what is donated will be used as direct scholarship support.”

Lydia Carlston (MIO ’01)
AFBADA President 




The British American Drama Academy is committed to a diverse student body and is dedicated to training talented actors regardless of their background or financial situation. American Friends of BADA supports the work of BADA by raising awareness of BADA’s programs and raising funds for scholarships to those programs. Your support ensures that BADA remains a leader in diversity for theatre training institutions.


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The American Friends of BADA is a not-for-profit organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code (Federal Tax ID 94-3188993). Gifts to the American Friends of BADA are fully tax-deductible within the limits prescribed by law.