Hurst Childrens Theatre Group

Question: Do we offer LAMDA lessons/exams? (a question we often get asked)

Answer: YES WE DO!!


We have always provided private lessons/tuition for individuals working towards exams or interviews. With great success. Entry to TRING school of Performing Arts, Auditions for Major MOVIES, succesful Scholarship auditions for Schools, Preparation for interviews etc. 

And now we offer the same, plus more, under the umbrella of ‘LAMDA’




Lamda has replaced elocution examinations of the past, to a practical communication and performance assessment, providing learners with the skills and the confidence to help to succeed in life.

LAMDA can be taught in individual lessons, shared groups of 2 or 3, or as a Group class for certain examinations (Public speaking, Verse and Prose Introductory exams). So you can do it alpone, with a friend or in a group.

We know how vital confident communication and speaking skills are for our children’s future success. Almost every career requires the ability to engage effectively and communicate with others, and I believe LAMDA provides the skills which will positively affect the personal, social and academic development of our children.

Many children might enjoy Drama lessons in a smaller environment, taking examinations when they are ready which would give them a qualification and UCAS points at the higher levels. Or maybe the Public Speaking exams would be of interest to other children, enabling the children to communicate and speak to an audience with confidence.


There are many different examinations which can be taken from;


Musical Theatre – Develop skills in acting through song

Communication – Public Speaking, Verse and Prose. Develop a clear speaking voice, good body language and self-confidence through exploring spoken English.

Performance – Acting, Mime, Devised Drama, Musical Theatre 

Group – Develop skills necessary to communicate a dramatic text or performance in a group


Lessons can be taken privately (as individuals) or in groups of 2-4. 

Each lesson lasts for 30-45 minutes.

Lessons on Monday evenings in Harpenden during school term time. 

The class style is informal, relaxed and fun. Sessions are varied and exciting, inspiring the children to discover the power of the spoken word. The aim is to develop a sense of personal achievement and self belief which enables children to gain in confidence as speakers and performers. 


Lamda is a natural fit for us. Firstly we specialize in Musical Theatre and Performance. This is what we’ve been doing for nearly 15 yrs. Secondly, with an extensive background in Journalism, TV Presenting and running PRESENTERS INC in London for over 10 yrs, we are also experts in Communication.



Previous clients include:

Theo Paphitis (Dragon’s Den)

Gemma Kidd (Supermodel)

Jermaine Jenas (PremierLeague Footballer, Match of the Day)



And many local children!!


MONDAYS in Harpenden. We can run classes in peoples homes but we also have access to a Hall if necessary.

Time-slots available between 6-8pm

Recommended for children from age 7 to ….. the sky’s the limit!

You choose which syllabus and we will selct the appropriate grade/level. We’re happy to talk you through this and/or send you info. We recommend the following options…….


Option A

COMMUNICATION (Entry level to Grade 8)

Choose ‘Speaking Verse and Prose’ or ‘Public Speaking’


Option B

PERFORMANCE (Entry level to Grade 8)

Choose between ‘Acting’ or ‘Devised Drama’ or ‘Mime’ 


Option C

MUSICAL THEATRE (Entry level to Grade 8)

Choose ‘Solo/Duo’  


£30 for private lesson (45 mins).

£20 per person for small group (45 mins).


We will let you know when we think you’re ready for the exams. In most cases this will be roughly every 6 months or perhaps towards the end of each term.

Exams are run across the Country, sporadically during the year. We will let you know when a local option is coming up and you will need to book yourself in. We are not part of the exam process. We just prepare you for them.



Please get in touch by emailing hctg@live.co.uk and letting us know you’re interested. Let us know which area/subject you’re most interested in and your availability on Monday evenings. Saturdays might also be possible. We will try and put small groups together, made up of children wanting to do the same subject at the same level.