LAMDA Drama Exam Classes
Mondays and Wednesdays
School years 7 to 13
Lockdown 3 Update: 7 Feb 2021
Unfortunately, we are currently unable to run in-person activities due to government rules.
We are keen to start out in-person workshops again as soon as possible in a Covid-secure way. Previously, we have been allowed to open in Tiers 1-3. We will confirm group dates and times as soon as government guidance is issued and we feel it is safe to start again. Please see our ‘Keeping Everyone Safe’ section below for how we did this in Autumn 2020.
Existing members (Autumn 2020) will have priority booking, whether they are taking part in online activities or not.
What Are LAMDA Drama Exam Classes?
These weekly workshops run in small groups, focusing on characterisation and technique. We look at a mixture of monologues and small group scenes. The sessions are invaluable for gaining confidence, helping for auditions and, at the higher grades, gaining UCAS points.
With Victoria, our experienced LAMDA tutor, helping at every step of the way, from choosing the right monologues, to refining your performance, this is a rewarding and well-respected qualification to gain.
About Victoria, Our LAMDA Tutor
Victoria Hall is a qualified Drama teacher and Head of Performing Arts at The Mead School, Tunbridge Wells where she has been teaching for the past eight years.
Victoria has been teaching LAMDA exams for fourteen years and preparing pupils of all levels and ages for annual examinations. Her pupils have enjoyed a 100% pass rate with 80% of pupils achieving Distinction and many continue their lessons with her once they transfer to secondary school.
Lessons are in small groups, giving every pupil the opportunity to gain confidence, perform and shine. The emphasis is on fun and success. Regular showcase performances are held for family and friends.
Victoria is pleased to be joining us at Trinity Youth Theatre:
“I know Trinity Theatre extremely well having staged many school performances there over the last eight years; I am therefore particularly delighted to be able to work in conjunction with Trinity to offer the opportunity of LAMDA lessons to the wider community.”
Groups and Times
We have five LAMDA exam classes, named for Shakespearean characters (though we don’t always do Shakespeare). If you are unsure which group would best suit you, please contact Jason via email.
- Falstaff, for school years 7 – 9: Mondays, 4.30pm – 5.30pm at Trinity Theatre
- Guildenstern, for school years 7 – 9: Mondays, 5.45pm – 6.45pm at Trinity Theatre
- Mercutio, for school years 10 – 13: Mondays, 7pm – 8pm at Trinity Theatre
- Rosencrantz, for school years 10 – 13: Wednesdays, 4.30pm – 5.30pm at Trinity Theatre
- Trinculo, for school years 7 – 9: Wednesdays, 5.45pm – 6.45pm at Trinity Theatre
All of our groups are led by experienced, DBS-checked professional youth theatre leaders.
Unfortunately, parents/carers are not allowed to come inside the venue before, during or after sessions.
Keeping Everyone Safe
The sessions will be a lot of fun and a lot of thought is going into how to ensure things run during Covid, here’s the important stuff that will help us all stay safe:
- All members will be given a specific entrance and exit to the venue for their group, and will not be able to wait in the Foyer as they have done previously due to Covid restrictions.
- Those exhibiting Covid symptoms or who are in a household that is quarantining should not attend.
- Groups are limited to 15 and all members and practitioners will be socially distanced throughout, with cleaning taking place between the different sessions. There will be an assigned toilet per group.
Fees & Bursaries
The group costs £82.50 for the 11 week term (with the cost of one week’s sessions deducted for members’ siblings).
We offer £7.50 taster sessions available for new members (deducted off the term cost if they decide to continue). Those starting later in the term will have the term fee pro-rated.
Those taking part in two or more Trinity Youth Theatre weekly workshops get a week for free with the price deducted from the term rate. Please contact Jason if you would like to sign up to multiple groups.
No one should be unable to take part because of financial constraints. Bursaries from The Elliott Fund are available for those on low incomes. Please contact Jason via firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Please send Jason an email and he will get back to you as soon as he can.
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