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What are LAMDA exams?

LAMDA exams are an accredited qualification in theatre and dramatic arts, examined by one of the UK's top drama schools, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).

Every year, EYT prepares over 100 students for their LAMDA exams, from the ages of 6 to 18. As they begin their LAMDA journey, students can learn to perform short monologues and poems, working their way up to classic texts and complex modern works when they reach the higher grades.

There are exams in Acting, Verse and Prose, Devising Drama and Public Speaking! These qualifications contribute points to your UCAS application for British universities, and are recognised worldwide as valuable experience which can added to your CV or university application!



LAMDA Course: Grades 1 - 3

LAMDA Course: Grades 4 - 5

LAMDA Course: Grades 6 - 8




Price includes full course of teaching, taught over 10 weeks, in person at the BSB. Does not include exam fee.

Next Session

10 week course followed by LAMDA exam. Classes on Wednesday and Thursday lunchtimes at BSB.

Exam Subjects


Acting Exam learners develop their vocal, physical and interpretive skills while they delve into characters and explore the background of dramatic texts. Alongside producing authentic performances of their chosen scenes, they also gain an understanding of the context and characters within them. 

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Speaking Verse and Prose

Verse and Prose learners develop a whole host of skills, from speaking clearly and using voice projection, to improving memorisation and building an understanding of poetry and prose which supports studies in English literature. As learners progress through the levels they interact with the texts, responding to them with imagination and using body language and expression to engage an audience.  

Speaking In Public

Speaking in Public exams prepare our learners for a task that daunts so many people. Learners write their own speeches, researching the topics, creating visual aids and presenting them from memory (although they can use notecards, if they prefer). As they progress through the grades they will develop the ability to speak clearly and project their voice for an audience. They’ll discover the techniques they require to engage an audience and to structure their speech effectively. 

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Languages: English

Lynne has more than 45 years' experience in the world of theatre. She trained as a professional actress at the Birmingham Theatre School, studied Theatre at the University of Warwick, and got her MA in Arts Administration and Policy from City, University of London. She has been the manager of three professional theatres in the UK. She has been teaching, acting and directing in Brussels since 1995.

Lynne is the artistic director of EYT, as well as chief costume mistress. She is an associate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). She founded EYT in Brussels in 1999 with Mike Cockburn, and started teaching BSB LAMDA over 15 years ago.

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Languages: English, French and Dutch

Jake has been teaching and directing for over 10 years at EYT, including 6 years teaching BSB LAMDA. He is both a reluctant Englishman and an avowed Belgian. He prides himself on being a jack of all trades, with interests in directing, acting, film-making, rap music, and playwriting among others.

He studied Film Production ​at the University of Central Lancashire, where he participated in the creation of dozens of short films and videos, as well as the production of two feature films.

Jake directed EYT's last three FEATS plays to great acclaim, including the award-winning Chaos in 2023.


Languages: English, French

Though Glenn would claim to be the least artistic member of his family, he has directed several plays on the Brussels Am-Dram circuit, including productions of Death of a Salesman, Glengarry Glen Ross and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolfe?  He is also directing the upcoming EYT+ production Lord of the Flies.

On top of his directing, Glenn has also acted in a number of plays, including playing Salieri in Amadeus, and Alfieri in A View From The Bridge.

Before throwing himself into teaching, Glenn was the CEO of the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium for over 10 years.


Other opportunities at EYT 


Weekly youth theatre classes

EYT provides weekly classes all over Brussels, and further afield, where students aged 6 to 18 can perform in high quality theatre productions, make new friends who love theatre too, and build their confidence in a safe and free environment. We have locations in Stockel, Woluwe (Roodebeek), Uccle (Bascule), Ixelles (Flagey), Waterloo and Antwerp.

Find out more about our weekly classes on our Youth Theatre page, or find a class in your area on our Class Locations page.

Award-winning theatre - EYT+

EYT+ is our annual course for students who want to take drama seriously. This group takes the form of an annual high-level, serious production where participants get to perform in larger theatres (or touring productions in smaller theatres), creating theatre that rivals any of the English-speaking adult groups in Brussels. Last year's EYT+ show, Chaos, won 3rd Place at an international theatre festival in Frankfurt, and bagged a Best Actress nomination for BSB student Ruby May!

Find out about this year's show, Lord of the Flies, on our EYT+ page!

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International exchange programs

As well as our usual curriculum of theatre performance and skill building, EYT also offers International Exchange Programs with other youth theatre groups during the holidays. In 2023, we welcomed a group from Norway to Brussels, and led a one-week theatre workshop building skills in improvisational theatre and character-building, as well as learning about each other's cultures through exploring Belgium, playing games and hosting activities together.
Find out more about the return trip on ou
r International Exchanges page!

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