Access Programme Examples: Trinity Musical Theatre exams

Our free-to-access resources will help you plan motivating programmes for all students preparing for solo musical theatre grade exams

A key benefit of Trinity Musical Theatre exams is the freedom of choice on offer when selecting repertoire for students to prepare for exams. This means that the exam programmes can be tailored to candidates’ individual interests and preferences. However, teachers often tell us that it is helpful to have a starting point when selecting exam pieces.

With that in mind, we have developed ready-made programmes of musical theatre songs and relevant scripts - along with music suggestions for movement - which are included in our set of new Musical Theatre Programme Example resources; available for solo exams at every grade, from Initial to Grade 8.

What's included in the Musical Theatre programme examples?

The wide-ranging suggestions are drawn from a variety of diverse sources, including well-loved West End musicals such as Annie, Les Misérables and West Side Story; alongside more contemporary choices such as Matilda the musical, The Colour Purple and Everyone’s Talking about Jamie.

The resources provide practical suggestions for how the pieces can be performed as part of the exam - for example, options for how movement can be incorporated as part of the candidate’s programme – along with a range of top tips to help candidates feel fully prepared ‘on the day’, whether that be face-to-face with the examiner or a recorded submission for a digital exam.

How will the resources support teachers and students?

Our Musical Theatre Programme Example resources will support teachers and musical theatre schools to:

  • Streamline the process of researching and selecting exam pieces, helping to save valuable time
  • Make repertoire choices that are personalised for every student and at the correct level for each grade
  • Clarify the requirements for each grade and gain useful insights into the expected skill-level for candidates
  • Develop a fuller understanding of what the examiner is expecting at each grade and how this can be demonstrated by the programme of pieces performed as part of the exam
  • Prepare candidates more fully for the exam experience and avoid common pitfalls.


Simply complete the form below to access the example programme resources for all Musical Theatre exam grades.

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