The BADA: London Theatre Program through the Sarah Lawrence College allows Whitman students to live in London while studying theater with leading actors and directors from the British theater. The Program combines classes, one-on-one tutorials, master classes, and excursions to maximize students’ learning. Students will view performances by some of Britain’s most well-known acting companies, such as the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre. Fall semester students who wish to attend the BADA: London Theatre Program for the full year may extend their studies by attending the Advanced London Theatre Program in the spring semester.

“I would 100% recommend this program! It was a great balance - I got a great education, lots of practice doing what I love, and was able to see lots of London, and other destinations in Europe. The quantity of affordable theatre in London was also a major plus. I saw about 30 plays in my semester which is just awesome.” - Emily H. '17

Fields of study:

Acting, voice, theater history


Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0; previous theater experience and an audition in person or an uploaded video via YouTube (details of the audition requirements can be found on the London Theatre Program’s web site). Admission to the program is highly selective.


15 credits per semester - Required Courses:
Scene Study: Shakespeare (2 credits)
Scene Study: High Comedy (2 credits)
Scene Study: Modern Physical Theatre (2 credits)
Voice (1 credit)
Movement (1 credit)
Stage Fighting (1 credit)
Theatre History (2 credits)
Dramatic Criticism (1 credit)
Acting in Performance (3 credits)

Credit Conversion:

1 Sarah Lawrence credit = 1 Whitman credit




Double rooms in fully-furnished apartments


Students prepare or buy their own meals

Semesters Offered:

Fall, Spring, Academic Year


September-December; January-April

Program Link:

BADA: London Theatre Program