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Best’s LAMDA classes have achieved truly remarkable results with over 90% of students trained by us achieving distinctions. 

The London Academy of Dramatic Art offer qualification exams in a range of subjects.  

We offer expert tuition to all grades of LAMDA examination. Each term consists of eight 20-minute classes (with a choice of online and/or face-to-face meetings) and there’s a huge variety of performance skills you can choose to explore – acting, devising, reading, musical theatre, public speaking, speaking verse & prose – all either individually or with a friend. 

The course culminates in an exam conducted by an external examiner and this is brilliant for building life skills as the candidates manage preparing for an exam, interview techniques and general presentation and communication skills.


Saturdays (face to face) or Thursday Evenings (online)


Online or Sandringham School, The Ridgeway

St Albans, AL4 9NX

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Ages 8 - 18

One to one lamda lessons and exams

Francesco and Erin 's Mum

"I would like to thank you for the amazing job you have done in teaching Francesco and Erin . 


You have demonstrated enthusiasm,  flexibility, great support and especially great teaching skills. It is thanks to both your and Francesco’s commitment that he managed to reach distinction. 

It was very nice that you created such a great atmosphere so that he was always very happy to attend your lessons."


Age 8 - 18

Too young? Check out our Best Beginners Course or Best School of Musical Theatre.

Want to expand your acting training? Check out our Best School of Acting

and Best Youth Theatre


Termly fee of £180 split into four instalments of £45 a month. Childcare vouchers accepted.


Join the waiting list below. If and when spaces are available, we will be in touch to let you know which times we have free.


Speaking Verse and Prose

Speaking 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. 


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. As they progress through the grades they will develop the ability to speak clearly and project their voice for an audience. 



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. 

Meet The Team

Best LAMDA training

We hire skilled, committed and family orientated theatre professionals

with a real passion for teaching. We value consistency and a progressive, structured approach. We know that it is Best’s responsibility to provide the framework in which the teachers can thrive – loving what they do and being able to pass that enjoyment in bucket loads on to the students.


Khiley adores teaching and is passionate about the next generation of performers.

As well as being a highly successful LAMDA coach she is also a theatre director and choreographer having worked on Singing in the Rain, The Producers, Oklahoma, Oliver and Aladdin.


Her many years of working as both a director and choreographer have helped build an amazing skill set to inspire her classes and teach children exactly what it takes to be a great performer.


Khiley teaches Early Stages, LAMDA, drama, dance (ballet, tap, jazz) & musical theatre.


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With two decades in the industry, Mike has performed in Musicals in the West End and Number one UK Tours, TV, Film & Straight plays. 


As well as teaching LAMDA here at Best Mike also teaches at Several Performing arts colleges in London and also runs Musical Theatre Associate programmes all around the UK, Social media – @denmantheatre


A selection of theatre credits include: Henry Ribelow in Syncopation (Vienna English Theatre)Trevor in Bedroom Farce (Gordon Craig Theatre) Pawnee Bill in Annie Get Your Gun (Crucible Theatre Sheffield), Don Lockwood in Singing In The Rain (Gordon Craig Theatre Stevenage) The Stalker in The Bodyguard (Original cast UK Tour), Henchman/understudy Mr Wormwood in Matilda RSC (Cambridge Theatre London), Jack Frost in Santa Claus (Grand Theatre Singapore), Understudy Polegrave in Nation (National Theatre London), The Wizard Of Oz (London Palladium), Understudy Jose in Never Forget (Savoy Theatre London), Understudy Billy Flynn in Chicago (Adelphi Theatre and Cambridge Theatre London), Gremio/understudy Bill Calhoun in Kiss me Kate (Original Cast UK Tour), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Shaftesbury Theatre London), Louis in On Your Toes (Royal Festival Hall) Understudy Double J and Guss in Saturday NightFever (Musical Dome Cologne Germany). Film and television include: William Hill online bingo commercial, Nation (NT Live Worldwide Broadcast),  Paddington 2 and Beyond The Sea. Several award winning short films including -The Boy With A Camera For A Face, Saving Cain and Bluebird. Strictly Dance Fever (ITV) All Time Greatest Love Songs (BBC) and a few Royal Variety Performances.

LAMDA Teacher

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