Theory and written papers exams

Digital Music Theory exams

Trinity’s Digital Music Theory exams offer all of the benefits of taking the exam at a convenient place and time, whilst retaining the integrity of the musical approach at the heart of Trinity’s music theory exams. Candidates can use all of our existing suite of workbooks and practice papers to prepare for the digital theory exams. All 8 grades are available immediately.

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Paper entry - Public Centres

Music Theory exams and written papers for Drama can be taken at public music centres on the map on this page (and at all Drama public centres for Drama written papers).

To enter for an exam, fill in an entry form for music or drama and send with the appropriate fee to the centre representative before the exam closing date for the session, find upcoming dates and closing dates on the right hand side of this page.

Each centre has a centre representative who can assist you in entering for an exam. The centre representative will organise the enrolment as well as making sure your results are sent to you after the exam. Contact details are given on the map and you should direct any questions you have to them in the first instance.

Paper entry - Private Centres

If you are a private exam centre that wants to book theory exams or written papers, these exams take place on set dates throughout the year which you can find on the right hand side of this page.

You can hold theory exams / written paper exams at your own organisation with no minimum fee; please contact your coordinator before submitting your order on Trinity Online by the closing date listed.

If you have any further questions please contact your coordinator. You can find contact details on the private music centre or private drama centre pages. 

Further information on Theory exams including past papers and study books can be found on the Music Theory pages.

Further information on drama written papers exams including past papers can be found on the Drama Diplomas pages.

Digital certificates

From September 2023, Trinity College London has changed the way we issue certificates for many of our exams for customers in the UK & Ireland.

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Map of Public Theory Centres

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Upcoming exam dates 

Please note: Some centres may not offer written exams on all available days, Diploma papers are only available on the Saturday date of each theory paper session. Contact the centre representative to confirm on which days exams are available.

Date and time
Closing date
Papers available
Saturday 9 November 2024 9.30am
Monday 23 September 2024
Music Theory Grades and Diplomas
Drama Written Papers
Monday 11 November 2024 5.30pm
Monday 23 September 2024
Music Theory Grades
Saturday 1 February 2025 9.30am
Monday 9 December 2024
Music Theory Grades and Diplomas
Monday 3 February 2025 5.30pm
Monday 9 December 2024
Music Theory Grades


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