LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art)


  • Location: City

About us

LAMDA is the oldest drama school in the UK and a pioneering conservatoire offering industry-leading vocational training in acting, directing, musical theatre, and production and technical arts.

Committed to providing an innovative and inspiring environment for its students, LAMDA achieved more than 85% in the 2024 National Student Survey for student satisfaction. In 2024, The Hollywood Reporter also ranked LAMDA as one of the top 10 drama schools in the world.

Notable alumni include actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Leah Harvey and Brian Cox, directors Rebecca Frecknall, Tinuke Craig and Polly Findlay, and technical practitioners Natasha Chivers and Tingying Dong. 


My LAMDA: Students In Their Own Words

At LAMDA, we believe drama has the power to transform lives. In this short film, some of our students talk about how training at LAMDA has inspired them to them to learn, grow and thrive.

What makes us different

  • Industry-leading training: LAMDA offers internationally recognised training programmes and prepares students for thriving careers in film, television, theatre, live events, audio broadcasting and more.
  • Diverse and inclusive community: We celebrate diversity and foster an environment where everyone feels empowered and has the freedom to develop their own artistic voice.
  • State-of-the-art facilities: Train in the heart of London, in an award-winning building with three theatres and new studios equipped with virtual production and motion caption technology.
  • Student wellbeing: With a Student Advisor, Student Wellbeing Manager and full Admissions team, our staff are always on-hand to listen, give support during your studies and help you succeed.

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Course locations


155 Talgarth Road, London, W14 9DA