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Are you looking to ace an audition or work on delivering a presentation? Or would you like to formalise your learning with a LAMDA exam? Then we can help.

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A LAMDA exam is a speech and drama exam, equivalent to a music grade. Exams can be taken in Acting, Speaking Verse and Prose, Devising, Speaking in Public and many other disciplines. In our Acting UP LAMDA groups we usually focus on Acting exams.

Exams are grade from entry level up to level eight, and are marked on their interpretation, technique and knowledge. 50% and above is a Pass, 65% is a Pass with Merit and 80% a Pass with Distinction. The higher grades have UCAS points (for university entry) attached to them and are equivalent to an AS or A-Level.

Who are LAMDA exams for?

• Children aged four to adults
• Anyone who wants to work on their audition technique
• Drama students or actors who want to work on their acting technique
• Those who want to improve their pronunciation, knowledge of texts or presentations skills
• Teenagers aiming to gain UCAS points
• Those who enjoy performing

LAMDA (the London Academy of Dramatic Art) is one of the oldest drama schools in England. LAMDA has been offering Drama exams since 1880 and has a fantastic reputation. Acting UP director Rosanna Sloan has a 100% pass rate, and has put forward more than 150 students for LAMDA exams in the past two years; with most gaining passes with a Merit or Distinction.

Acting UP frequently offers group LAMDA classes with up to eight students, to make this opportunity more affordable for them. Email to register your interest.

If you are interested in private, one-to-one lessons with Rosanna, please email Prices range from £12 to £16 per half hour, or £20 to £25 per hour, depending on the regularity and location of sessions.


March Special Offer:
10 hourly lessons for the price of eight!

Held at Cobbett Hub & Library, Bitterne Park, Southampton – £160
Held at your home (within a 15-mile radius of SO31) – £200
Email for more information.

Our base, Cobbett Hub & Library in Bitterne Park, is a registered LAMDA exam centre. To enquire about entering your students in our exams, email

Next Exam Dates: April 9, 2017, and December 3, 2017.


Private Tuition

Rosanna also offers private tuition. Whether you are looking to work on an audition piece, would like an introduction to acting or want to improve your acting technique, classes are tailored to each person’s ability and ambitions. Get in touch by emailing and book a free 20-minute consultation.


March Special Offer:
10 hourly lessons for the price of eight!

Held at Cobbett Hub & Library, Bitterne Park, Southampton – £160
Held at your home (within a 15-mile radius of SO31) – £200
For more information, email


As one happy student put it:

“My name is Jack Gill and I have been attending a class called Acting UP, which is run by a teacher called Rosanna Sloan. In the class we do a wide range of different methods of acting. I have found the lessons so useful in enhancing my confidence that I started taking private lessons with Rosanna to focus more on the individual skills for building a character. I have had acting coaches in the past but Rosanna is the only one to give me the confidence to experiment and succeed in finding the emotions and personalities I am looking for in the character I have to portray.”