Dramatica and LAMDA

Dramatica is proud to work alongside LAMDA providing Acting and Public Speaking training up to Gold Medal and beyond.

LAMDA Examinations (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) are offered to those as a means of achieving a recognised, certified level in Acting, Musical Theatre and Public Speaking. From Grade 1 to Gold Medal, the exams promote performance skills appropriate to age and experience.

Past pupils have gone on to study at a variety of drama schools and universities including the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, RADA, Guildford School of Acting, Oxford University and Middlesex University.   Students have also gone to work professionally in places including the West End, National Theatre and on TV and radio.

From October 2006, LAMDA Examinations from Grade 6 have been accredited by UCAS – this will help your application to a university, regardless of subject that you go on to study and not just drama related. LAMDA Exams are OFQUAL regulated.

Dramatica offers the following LAMDA subjects from Entry Level to Gold Medal (Grade 8)

  • Acting (solo, duo and group)
  • Musical theatre (solo)
  • Verse & Prose (solo)
  • Public Speaking (solo)

We also offer the PCertLam Diploma Training for those who have achieved their Gold Medal.

There is a minimum number of sessions required in order to be eligible to study towards LAMDA exams and these can be tailored around the individual student depending on level and other deciding factors.

In a school environment, these can be tailored around individual students to fit in with the limitations of a school timetable.

If studied out of school or at a Dramatica Theatre venue, the commitment is for the academic year.

Please note that these sessions require commitment for the academic year.  You may be charged if your child does not finish the course as exam fees need to be paid in advance.

To get in touch, please email ruthie@dramatica.org.uk for more information.

Tuition and Workshops

For information on specific age ranges, please click the heading on the left.

Dramatica is passionate about bringing drama to young people who would like further opportunities of performing and enhancing their acting skills. There are many ways to get involved, from our after school drama workshops, to having Dramatica in your school. The skills that can be acquired through such activities benefit many aspects of day to day life as well as improving general performance skills.

All of Dramatica’s workshops aim to combine drama with games and activities to ensure that there is something for everyone.

Skills include:

  • Self-awareness
  • Improved confidence
  • Enhanced presentation skills
  • Communication expertise
  • Public Speaking

All our sessions are designed to give a real insight into drama and the performing arts with students given the opportunity of working with professional actors and performers in a safe and supportive environment. Students are encouraged to make decisions for themselves, critique their own work, challenge, direct others and be generally aware of the theatrical process.

Workshops – Ages 5 to 7

Workshops for 5-7 year olds are aimed at those who really enjoy acting and performing! With original projects including those recording your own radio play, pantomimes, poems, devising and playing lots of games, you can be sure that imagination is key as we look at performance skills, and nurture confidence and talent.

Skills include:

Self-awareness

Using a confident voice

Working in a team

Sharing ideas

Individual responsibility

Improved confidence

All our sessions are designed to give a real insight into drama and the performing arts with students given the opportunity of working with professional actors and performers in a safe and supportive environment. Students are encouraged to make decisions for themselves, critique their own work, challenge, direct others and be generally aware of the theatrical process.  But, above all, our sessions are designed to be FUN!

To pay for our workshops, please user the online payment system below:

Paypal and Card Payments

Workshops – Ages 8 to 11

Workshops for 8-11 year olds are a combination of LAMDA and performance skills, aimed at those who want to further their experiences! The LAMDA work aims to culminate in a yearly exam, as well as the students being given the opportunity to perform their work in a real theatre.  We also work on all aspects of performance.

Skills include:

Preparing work for an examination

Performing in public

Vocal, physical and character skills

Improvisation

Devising

Peer to peer work

Rehearsal technique

Monologue technique

All our sessions are designed to give a real insight into drama and the performing arts with students given the opportunity of working with professional actors and performers in a safe and supportive environment. Students are encouraged to make decisions for themselves, critique their own work, challenge, direct others and be generally aware of the theatrical process.  But, above all, our sessions are designed to be FUN!

To pay for our workshops, please user the online payment system below:

Paypal and Card Payments

Workshops – Ages 12 to 18

Workshops for 12-18* year olds are aimed at those with a real interest in Drama and the Performing Arts.  These focus on both LAMDA and acting technique, and are suitable for those studying drama, including GCSE level or above, as well as those who just want the opportunity to be with other like-minded people. Students are encouraged to work in a motivating, safe environment and to contribute their own ideas and experiences. Each session is aimed at a specific performance skill.

Once a year, the students perform in a professional theatre with the opportunity of working with stage and lighting.

Performance skills include:

  • Preparing work up to Gold level LAMDA
  • Mime
  • Characterisation
  • Voice
  • Audition technique
  • Public speaking

(*We are happy to accept students who are still 11, about to turn 12)

PPA For Teachers

Dramatica is now specialising in PPA for teachers.

This can be on a weekly basis, either termly or half termly.

If you would like more information on this, please contact us.