White Hart Lodge is recognised by LAMDA as being its major Bristol examination centre. We run two rounds of LAMDA exams per year, in the Autumn and one in the Spring. We only offer LAMDA examinations to students alrady enrolled at BSPA. We are very proud of our 100% pass rate.


We offer private tuition in Acting and Verse & Prose (generally tutored on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of each week, with Musical Theatre on Sunday and Monday).

Acting, Verse & Prose (tutored by Lis Durbin:

Musical Theatre (tutored by Simon Carr-Minns):


The cost for each exam varies slightly according to grade, with charges being assessed purely on tutorial cost plus exam entrance fee. Please note that the School views this involvement as a valuable addition to the training process, and in consequence only charges for the course of 10 preparatory lessons to cover teaching costs, and the examination fee.


Musical Theatre

LAMDA examinations in Musical Theatre help students to develop their acting and singing skills. Like our Acting exams, they encourage empathy and self-awareness, as learners are required to present believable characters through both acting and song.  

Example: examination  GRADE 1


LAMDA examinations in Acting use the preparation and performance of dramatic scenes to support the development of self-confidence and communication skills. By portraying other characters, learners can explore a range of different personalities and emotions, which in turn makes them more emotionally aware and empathetic.

Exploring different characters also allows learners to get to the heart of how feelings and emotions dictate behaviour, encouraging them to become more self-aware. As with all LAMDA examinations, the development of a clear speaking voice and good body language are an integral and positive product of the exams.

Example: GRADE 1

Verse & Prose

LAMDA examinations in Speaking Verse and Prose use poetry and prose to develop effective oral communication skills that will prove invaluable throughout life. Performing texts from memory develops strong presentation skills and a good speaking voice. Equally importantly, memorising a number of pieces encourages self-discipline and focus. From Grade 4 and above, where sight-reading is introduced, these exams also help candidates to think on their feet.

Example: GRADE 1