Performance Arts

Exam booking

Within the UK:

Book all drama exams

Outside the UK:

Book all drama exams via your local Trinity representative.

Explore the diversity of contemporary theatre-making

Designed for learners who want to engage with diverse and contemporary theatre-making; candidates demonstrate their skills in imaginative and creative exploration of performance forms and materials.

In pairs, groups or as solo performers, candidates demonstrate their skills in the imaginative and creative exploration and integration of different performance forms and materials.

These exams provide the opportunity to create performances that have personal resonance, both in their form and their content, which can range from spoken word performance, like comedy routines, acting or prose reading, to physical theatre, folk and traditional dance, improvisation, puppetry and mime. Candidates can explore opportunities provided by recorded media, such as screening and talking about a film they have made. Candidates can also explore complementary performance skills such as costume-making, lighting and set and audio design.

  • Explore creative performance and technical skills for theatre-makers
  • Develop diverse performance skills that meet the demands of a modern multi-skilled performer
  • Learn backstage theatre skills such as make-up, costume and set design, mask work, puppetry, as well as showcasing modern technology in performance such as filmed work, lighting and sound design

Hear from our Academic team

Read this blog post by Gregg Whelan, Trinity's Director of Performance on how we have improved our drama offer for schools, teachers and candidates.

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Qualification details

  • Solo, duo, group and full production exams*
  • Available from Initial to Grade 8
  • Face-to-face and digital options

* group and production exams are not currently regulated

Further information about digital Drama exams

For details about how to record and submit your digital submissions and how you will receive your results, please click on the buttons below.

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