LAMDA Classes

Work towards a LAMDA exam or develop your skills in these weekly classes taught by professional directors, actors and teachers.

Tuesdays – 5pm-6pm

@ Kendrick School, Reading

Junior and Senior LAMDA classes in Acting, Public Speaking and Verse & Prose.

  • Verse and Prose, Speaking in Public and Acting
  • Accredited Qualifications

LAMDA stands for the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and is one of the oldest examining bodies in the country. RABBLE Theatre encourages students to take part in LAMDA examinations to instil confidence and an appreciation of the English Language and the Arts. We aim to give performance opportunities to as many people as possible across Reading and Berkshire, regardless of age or experience.

RABBLE’s Junior LAMDA class is suitable for primary school students in years 2-6. Senior LAMDA classes are suitable for secondary school students in years 7-13.

Junior students begin by working on 3 Introductory exams and then as they move up the grade choose between Speaking in Public, Verse and Prose or Acting. Students work with professional directors, actors and teachers to perfect their pieces for their LAMDA examination.

At RABBLE we aim for our LAMDA classes to reflect the innovative work we do with our professional companies, inspiring pride in our local community wherever possible. For example, we invited 60 Speaking in Public students to Reading Museum to learn all about Reading’s replica of the Bayeux Tapestry and William the Conqueror’s descendants, especially Henry I, who founded Reading Abbey. They will be creating speeches inspired by the themes behind the Conquerors’ story: displaced people, formidable women, the story of Reading and the relevance to our lives today. The pieces will all be performed at our inaugural ‘Finding Reading Festival’, as well as at the LAMDA examination.

If you would like to find out more about RABBLE LAMDA classes or would like to enrol, please contact us.

Private lessons are also available but our timetable is very full. If you are interested in one-to-one private lessons please contact us to discuss availability.

Term Dates

Autumn Term 2022:

27th September – 6th December (10 weeks)
Half term break –  25th October


Rabble Access Fund

Want to get involved but don't have the funds?

If you are thinking I’d love to experience that, but you need help with some or all of the fees, then why not apply to the RABBLE Access Fund? The aim of the Access Fund is to make sure that everyone can access our work. You may want to send your child to our Saturday School, or you yourself might fancy a term of Get Up On Stage. Perhaps you want your community group or school to come to a production. Whatever it is, you can apply to us and we’ll see if we can help. You can apply for 50% of 100% of the cost of your ticket(s)/fees.

To apply, either send us a video or write us an email, explaining who you are, why you want to attend and a little about your situation. Don’t worry, all your information is completely confidential and the benefactors are never revealed (unless they really want to be).

If you are interested in applying to the fund for all or part of your fees, please state so on your enrolment form. There is no cash equivalent.

“My entire education – school, a year abroad, university and drama school – was funded through bursaries, so it feels pretty amazing to now be involved in a charity that’s enabling others to gain skills and get more involved with the community.” Toby Davies, RABBLE Theatre’s Artistic Director

“My daughter loves the classes. They’re so fun and engaging.”

Parent of RABBLE LAMDA student

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