London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art


A world-leading Higher Education provider, we offer exceptional vocational training to actors, stage managers, technicians, directors and designers, regardless of their background or economic circumstances.

We are also an awarding organisation, delivering world-renowned qualifications in communication and performance and inspiring the next generation of confident communicators through our examinations in drama, literature and poetry.

We believe drama has the power to transform lives. We want more people to share in this experience through training, qualifications, work, productions and facilities.


Conservatoire training is, by its nature, selective as we train only the best – limiting our course numbers and teaching in small groups. The ensemble is at the heart of our work; drama is a collaborative art form and our training stresses the importance of collaboration to achieve excellence. The training is vocational because drama is a vocation and we are training students for a profession. The training is practical because drama is about doing and being.

We offer an inventive environment for artistic development; our commissioning and creative programme gives artists and practitioners time to reflect, examine their own practice and contribute to an ever-evolving industry.

We also strive for excellence in the development and assessment of our examinations so that we are respected as the leading awarding organisation in this discipline.


By autumn 2016, we will have completed our new building, a major milestone in our growth and development. This £28million project will provide full accommodation for our Drama School and Examinations departments, state-of-the-art training facilities and two new theatres, increasing our audience capacity by over 300. The building will be a highly visible flagship on the way in to London, giving the school a new profile and accessibility. It will also enable us to be a greater resource within our home borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Click here for more information. 

LAMDA Limited is a registered company (no: 364456) and a registered charity (no: 312821).

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“Never a day goes by when I don't think of something I learned at LAMDA.”

Lesley Joseph,
LAMDA alumna

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Applications Are Now Open

Applications for all of our Drama School courses are now open. As we have a new online application system, any users with accounts that were created before 30 September 2016 will need to create a new account in order to apply online.