Drama, Speech and Dance

Booking Drama and Speech exams (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 includes 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 £550 (or €750) 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.

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

Book exams here (Private Centres only)

For more information or to book an examiner visit please contact your coordinator Alexandra Harvey, alexandra.harvey@trinitycollege.co.uk, 020 7820 6174.

Booking details


Centre information

You may wish to consult our Ten top tips for exam day.


Grade and Certificate exams: entry forms and fees


Diplomas: entry form and fees

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).


UK Private Drama Centres accepting external candidates

The map below features UK Private Drama Exam Centres that accept external candidates. If using a public centre is not an option due to distance, exam dates or difficulty reaching the minimum fee, you can get in touch with these centres to see if they can accept your candidates.

Register here to feature your Private Drama Exam Centre on the above map


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 exams

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.

 

Dance

Please note that Trinity College London is withdrawing the Diploma in Dance Teaching and Learning (DDTAL) from the Regulated Qualificatons Framework from 31 August 2022.

For enquiries regarding DDTAL please contact dance@trinitycollege.co.uk.

Professional Performing Arts Diplomas

The Trinity Professional Performing Arts Diplomas are a suite of industry-led qualifications designed for aspiring professional performers in full-time training on a validated course. Find out more here.

Important information for all Drama exams

Exam regulations
Drama exam regulations - for graded, certificate and diploma exams in:

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

Administration
See the main Exam administration page for information for those running Trinity College London exams (including the Drama Centre best practice guide).

Audio recording
Please note: all Drama exams are now audio-recorded for quality assurance purposes.

Special needs
Learn more about our provision for candidates with special needs.

 

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