Surrey Youth Theatre will be offering our next 13 session LAMDA Exam Course in Acting in October 2017.

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“Never a day goes by when I don’t think

of something I learned at LAMDA.”

Lesley Joseph – Actress

What is LAMDA?

LAMDA began offering speech and drama exams in the 1880’s. Since then, these exams have been refined and developed into a host of prestigious vocational courses by experts in education, acting and communication. Known for their reputation for excellence world- wide, they are now the UK’s leading speech and drama awarding body and LAMDA is the most recognised qualification available to students aged from 8+.

Surrey Youth Theatre is thrilled to offer LAMDA Exam courses which enable learners to gain qualifications at their own pace along flexible routes. (Higher level examinations are even recognised as UCAS points for UK universities)

Our next available course, beginning at the end of October, will be led by Co- Director and Head of LAMDA, Angela Wood, who is an experienced LAMDA tutor with over 20 years’ experience in coaching students through exams and holds a 100% success rate. We are proud to say that our January results were all graded at High Merit and Distinction.

The course will combine group and 1:1 tuition in small weekly workshops as well as optional private tuition to make sure each student fulfils their potential.


As a registered centre this means that our students are able to take their LAMDA exams in our usual venue at The Wilfrid Noyce Centre in Godalming, allowing our students to feel confident and secure in familiar surroundings.

It also reduces costs and travel time for parents, who would normally be required to travel to the nearest LAMDA centre in London if taking their exams separately. LAMDA exams are also available for non-youth theatre students, however, they may be subject to a short audition prior to acceptance on the course.

All students will be assessed based on their experience for which level would be most suitable for them.


Syllabus: Acting – Solo

Entry Level Award                           Grade 5 Award

Grade 1 Award                                Grade 6: Bronze Medal                                

Grade 2 Award                                Grade 7: Silver Medal                                   

Grade 3 Award                                Grade 8: Gold Medal                                

Grade 4 Award                                                         

Next Course Dates And Times

Our next course will begin THURSDAY 19TH OCTOBER

The course is a total of 13 sessions commencing 19th October 2017 every Thursday from 4pm- 5.30pm at The Wilfrid Noyce. (Those staying for the main session at 5.30pm will be given a tea break.)

Mock Exam Day: Saturday 3rd February 1pm-5pm

Exam Day: Sunday 4th February 12.30pm-5.30pm (TBC but very likely)

Classes will not take place during the half term and Easter breaks. Extra private lessons are available.

Fees and Terms & Conditions

For youth theatre students the fee for the entire 13 session course is £159 per student. This is a discounted price.

For external learners ie students who are not a member of Surrey Youth Theatre, the standard fee is £175.

This does not include the exam fee, which is payable separately and starts from £34 depending on the grade.

Fees must be paid in full by the first day the course commences. No refunds for incomplete courses.


There are only a very small number of places available for each course so that each learner is given maximum one to one time and tutoring. To book a place, you can contact us on the contact form on this website or you can contact Laura direct by phone or email.