Discover Trinity Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre exams shaped by professional training

Trinity’s Musical Theatre exams have a reputation with teachers and employers for being industry-driven and providing students with authentic challenges.

Our 150-year history of offering performing arts assessments, coupled with our detailed understanding of the industry stemming from Trinity’s Professional Performing Arts Diploma (PPAD) - used in musical theatre schools across the UK to ready students for stage and screen – enables a unique perspective that has influenced every grade. 

Here you can find out more about the impact of PPAD and Trinity’s approach to graded exams, as well as hearing from students who are motivated by the free-choice of musical theatre songs and teachers who enjoy the straightforward delivery. 

Trinity's approach to musical theatre

Understand how Trinity’s specialised knowledge and understanding have been channelled into our graded exams that are highly relevant to study and work as a ‘triple threat’ in musical theatre. 

Trinity's ethos explained

Supporting teaching and learning

Learn how the leading musical theatre schools are using Trinity Diplomas and find out how PPAD underpins the musical theatre courses that are pathways into the industry. 

Learn about professional pathways

New specifications for 2023...

Trinity’s flexible Musical Theatre exams are available to support students from Initial through to Grade 8. This year, we've improved our drama syllabus, including our Musical Theatre specifications, to better reflect current teaching practices, following customer feedback.

Download the updated specifications here

A springboard into musical theatre careers

Hear from a range of PPAD graduates, now performing arts professionals, to learn how Trinity musical theatre equips young performers with industry-relevant skills and knowledge. 

Read success stories

What is a Musical Theatre exam?

Cameron's story

Cameron (Grade 6) has been inspired by Trinity exams to pursue future studies in musical theatre and aim for professional roles.

Guildford Theatre School's story

Guildford Theatre School's Singing and Drama Tutor, Anna Tringham, explains how they prepare large groups for Trinity's Musical Theatre exams.

Shelley's story

Performing Arts Academy Principal, Shelley explains how she uses songs from West End Musicals to count towards Trinity exams.

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