LAMDA (The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) is one of the world’s most prestigious conservatoires.  In addition to its tertiary level vocational training, LAMDA offers a host of examinations in communication and performance.

LAMDA examinations can empower the individual to develop important life skills such as confidence and communication.  One of the most significant aspects of LAMDA exams is the opportunity for the practical exploration of global literature in the English language.

LAMDA exams are also recognised and counted by the UCAS system, which is the organisation that administers access to higher education institutions in the UK.

Students of all ages, abilities, cultures and backgrounds can undertake LAMDA examinations with a certain level of acquired English.  Each student has the opportunity to develop an exam recital that will be assess by a LAMDA examiner.  All LAMDA exams have a theory component that requires students to reflect upon and engage with the technical parts of their performance.

Examinations available in Paris through Phillimore Tutors either taught individually or in small groups.

Communication Examinations

  • speaking Verse and Prose – this examination offers candidates the opportunity to engage with and interpret works of poetry and prose.  It focuses on technical skills linked to the successful delivery of chosen pieces and associated theory.
  • Reading for Performance – this examination is also based around poetry and prose.  However, the emphasis is on the skills required to read aloud to an audience and developing an introduction, linking middle piece and ending.
  • Speaking in Public – this examination focuses on the technical skills required in delivering a speech.  It facilitates the development of the student’s ability to communicate their own ideas with clarity and explore the means by which a successful speech is created.

Performance Examinations

  • Acting (solo or duo) – this examination can be taken solo (monologue) or in a pair (duologue).  Focussing on the development of the actor, this syllabus requires the student to engage with characters and develop physical and vocal techniques of the creation of dramatic scenes.
  • Devising drama/Group devising drama – this request either the individual or the group to devise characters and suitors. It focuses on the process of devising original dramatic works.


  • Musical Theatre (Solo or Duo) – This requires the student to develop and present characters through both singing and acting.  It thus requires the development of vocal and physical performance skills.  It can be undertaken solo or in a pair.