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London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art

 https://www.lamda.org.uk

School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1861
    • Size:
    • Small (<5000 students)
    • Type:
    • Private non-profit
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
      Art institutes
    • Specialization:
    • Theatre/Drama School 1
    • Climate:
    • Temperate
    • Location:
    • 155 Talgarth Road, Hammersmith, England, United Kingdom
    • Phone:
    • +442088340500
    • Email Address:
    • N/A
    • Setting:
    • Urban

The History of London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art

The London Academy of Music was founded by Henry Wylde in 1861; this makes the Academy the oldest of its kind in Britain[citation needed], after - for example - the Royal Academy of Music (1822) and the Crystal Palace School of Art, Science, and Literature (1854). Providing training for, and examinations in, various musical disciplines was originally the dominant purpose of the institution. However, providing instruction in spoken English quickly became a core area of the Academy's work.

In the 1880s, LAMDA began offering speech examinations to the public. Since then, these examinations have been refined and developed into a comprehensive system of performance evaluation. LAMDA Examinations has emerged as the largest Speech and Drama Board in the United Kingdom.

In 1904, the school was amalgamated with two other London music institutions that had sprung up since the academy was founded, namely the London Music School (founded 1865) and the Forest Gate School of Music (founded 1885) renamed in 1906 the Metropolitan Academy of Music. (The Metropolitan Academy of Music severed its links with the London Academy of Music in 1907.) In due course, the Hampstead Academy was also amalgamated. The name was changed to the current name in 1935, under the direction of Wilfrid Foulis. In 1939, it was moved from London due to the war; when it reopened in 1945, it no longer provided musical training.

A move to the Talgarth Road in west London has enabled LAMDA to develop a campus with new training facilities designed by Niall McLaughlin Architects. The site was previously home to the Royal Ballet School, which moved to new, purpose-built facilities adjacent to the Royal Opera House.

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Edward Akrout – (The Hollow Crown, The Borgias) Angélica Aragón – (A Walk in the Clouds, Bella) Richard Armitage – (The Hobbit, Hannibal)

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