An internationally respected director and acting teacher, Nicholas Barter is a former Principal of RADA.
During his 16-year period as Principal, he supervised the refurbishing of the Academy’s now superb premises and facilities, and its regeneration as major feature of the UK’s creative education landscape. Nicholas was previously Deputy Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare TheatregoRound project. He served as Artistic Director of Lincoln Theatre Royal and the Arts Theatre Ipswich. For ten years he was Artistic Director of The Unicorn Theatre for Children and the Arts Theatre in London’s West End. His freelance productions include plays in London’s West End and in a number of regional repertory theatres. Recently he has directed productions of Shakespeare in Japanese in Tokyo and on tour world wide and in Chinese in Shanghai. He is currently a Guest Professor of Toho Gakuen College of Drama and Music in Tokyo, and a Visiting Professor at the Shanghai Theatre Academy. He is a Guest Teacher at JOKO Acting School in Tokyo, Hangzhou Vocational Arts University and Yunnan Art University in China.