In the space of 7 years, Jerwood Foundation made two capital grants, totalling £1.3 million as part of a two-stage development programme of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).
A grant of £1.2 million was made towards the first phase of RADA's Centenary Project development programme rebuilding and restoration of its historic Gower Street/Malet Street site by Avery Associates Architects. The new development, with the Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre at its heart, was opened on 29 November 2000 by Her Majesty The Queen.
Set for Mysterious Brusies, Jewood Vanbrugh Theatre, October 2019 © RADA
A further grant of £100,000 was made towards the second phase of RADA's Centenary Project: the redevelopment of its adjacent Chenies Street site. At its heart was the Jerwood Vanbrugh Studio which has similar dimensions and layout to RADA's main Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre. Officially opened on 6 November 2007, it provides an important rehearsal facility for final year student productions and other activities in the Theatre.
Rehearsals for Into the Woods in Jerwood Vanbrugh Studio, May 2019 © RADA
Photo: Summerfolk in Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre, 2016 © RADA