about lamda

LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) have an extensive programme of internationally recognised exams in Acting, Musical Theatre, Communication, Speaking Verse and Prose, Performing Shakespeare and Musical Theatre.  LAMDA exams are about achievement – recognising and rewarding the endeavours of each individual and to provide all learners with the opportunity to develop the life skills they need to be a success: attributes such as self-confidence and the ability to communicate clearly and present ideas. At the heart of LAMDA examinations is the recognition that the qualifications are for everyone. Across the globe, the examinations unite learners of all ages, abilities, backgrounds and cultures in enthusiasm for the English language and a desire to develop skills for life. LAMDA exams are recognised by Ofqual and the higher exams can earn students UCAS points, helping with university applications. We are very excited to be offering LAMDA exam coaching in our rehearsal room in SE14 on Sunday mornings to early afternoon.




On Sundays we are offering our LAMDA coaching and students are given the opportunity  to work towards a variety of LAMDA exams including:

Solo Acting,
Duo Acting
Musical Theatre
Devised Drama
Speaking Verse and Prose

We tutor children and adults for LAMDA exams from 4 years.  We may ask your child to attend an initial assessment before offering them coaching. This is not an audition but is merely to help us determine the right level to start their tutoring at. It is important to us that our learners enjoy and look forward to their LAMDA coaching sessions . LAMDA  coaching requires commitment. Regular attendance and practice and support at homebetween sessions is vital for success. Learners progress is recorded by tutors and a weekly report is given.  These LAMDA coaching sessions are being launched in association with the independent theatre school Theatre Arts Acadmey - Theatre Arts Academy has been running for over 20 years. All of our LAMDA tutors hold enhanced DBS Certificates and are professional performers as well as trained LAMDA coaches so will inspire students of all ages.


For each exam possible results are: Fail / Pass / Merit / Distinction. We are very proud of our 100% pass rate, with 87% of students gaining distinctions.  Students are entered for exams when we feel they are ready to take exams and gain good results. Exam nerves are quite normal, but well prepared students have nothing to worry about. The LAMDA examiners are highly trained and experienced and are careful to ensure the exams are a positive experience.  London Students are usually entered for exams at a LAMDA Public exam centre in London.



All LAMDA sessions are book in 8 week slots - paid for in advance online. Fees range from £12 - £30 per coaching session depending on the length of session, number of students in the session and the grade being worked towards. Please see rates below. 

Our classes


SOLO 30 MINUTE LAMDA LESSON - £20 (upgraded to £25 once working on Medal grades)



In the case of another lockdown situation, any remaining classes in the term move online and stay at the same price. LAMDA Coaching fees do not include examination fees which are set by LAMDA.


Our lessons take place in the beautiful rehearsal rooms above the Telegraph at The Earl of Derby pub in New Cross, SE14.  For directions please check out our 'Contact Us' page. Below are some pictures of the beautiful space which is fully air conditioned, thoroughly and regularly cleaned and large enough to safely practice social distancing in classes.