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Drama & Speech Diploma - 2018 written exam dates


May Session 2018 

• Date of exam: Saturday 5 May
• Date of exam: Tuesday 8 May

Closing date for entries to reach Trinity’s central office for all markets: Monday 26 March 2018

November Session 2018 

• Date of exam: Saturday 3 November
• Date of exam: Monday 5 November

Closing date for entries to reach Trinity’s central office for all markets: Monday 24 September 2018

Please note:

  • Entries received after the closing date will be subject to a late penalty fee and may not be processed.
  • Candidates should send their entry forms to their centre representatives a week earlier than the above closing date.
  • Written exams in the UK can be taken in any Drama public centre but can also be taken at any Music theory centre too. This document contains a list of all Music public centres, with those able to accept written papers listed with a (T).

Please note: all drama exams are now audio-recorded for quality assurance purposes.

Outside the UK and Ireland

Speak to your local representative to confirm dates and fees or contact Trinity’s London office

UK and Ireland

You can take a Trinity exam at a Trinity Exam Centre. A complete List of Drama centres is available below. This also sets out exam dates and contact details for Trinity representatives. You should contact the rep directly to double-check that your chosen date is running. Please send entry forms and payment directly to the representative listed in the document.

If the dates or locations aren't convenient, you can arrange for an examiner to visit you under our Examiner Visit Scheme. This is open to schools and private teachers in the UK and Ireland - you just need to reach a minimum spend of £500 (or €700) in examination fees respectively. You'll get access to Trinity Online, which supports exam administration and gives you access to centre records and candidate statistics.

In order to hold your own exams with the Examiner Visit Scheme you will need to become a registered exam centre with Trinity. For more information on becoming a registered exam centre please click here.

For more information or to book an examiner visit please contact your coordinator Shanine Salmon, shanine.salmon@trinitycollege.co.uk, 020 7820 6174.


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Late entries

Entries will not normally be accepted after the given closing date. All requests made after the closing date will be liable for a surcharge. Late entry requests will depend on there being enough time in the examiner’s schedule to accommodate additional candidates and/or to arrange the provision of additional exam papers.

The following fees apply:

Date of request after the booking date Surcharge - practical exam Surcharge - theory exams
Between the closing date and 21 days before the exam   50%  50%
Between 20 days and 14 days before the exam       100%   Not possible
Less than 14 days before the exam date Not possible Not possible

Trinity and its representatives make no guarantee that acceptance of a late entry will result in the exam taking place. If a late entry has been accepted but the exam cannot take place, the fee will be refunded at Trinity’s discretion but the surcharge will be retained to cover costs of administration of the late entry.


Drama exam regulations

Regulations for graded, certificate and diploma exams in:

  • Acting and speaking
  • Musical theatre
  • Performance arts
  • Communication skills


Special needs

Learn more about our provision for candidates with special needs.


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