Drama at LAR Welwyn
At LAR Welwyn we offer Drama for ages 4 to 16. Classes on offer are:
Drama as part of our Performing Arts Classes
1-2-1 LAMDA Lessons
We are a registered LAMDA Exam centre and all students are able to take LAMDA Exams in Acting or Verse & Prose. We include LAMDA in our Performing Arts classes as well as 1-2-1 lessons. The exams are not compulsory.
We have two Shows a year that all students can take part in.
Our students have the opportunity to enter Speech and Drama Festivals and have had great success at Watford and Chesham Arts Festivals.
Students are also able to audition for professional theatre work as we have our own in-house agency - LAR Talent Agency - exclusively representing LAR students.
We have a LAMDA 100% PASS RATE
All students are given the opportunity to take LAMDA Exams. We enter children ages 5+ for their exams, once a year at our Private Exam Centre.
LAMDA Exams are similar to a music exam and offer an ongoing measurement of progress in speech and drama. The
gradual progression through the LAMDA grades provides benchmarks for every stage of a student’s development. It helps to support a steady improvement in self-confidence, vocal and physical technique, and language awareness.
Grades 6 to 8 also count towards UCAS Points and are equivalent to GCSE / AS / A Levels.
Success at Speech & Drama Festivals
We are very proud of our students for their continued success at Speech and Drama Festivals and Competitions.
About our Drama classes...
Julius Wills is the Vice-Principal of LAR Performing Arts and is the LAR Welwyn LAMDA and Drama teacher.
Julius focuses on developing the skills required for vocal projection and articulation. His classes build confidence and encourage children to be brave by thinking outside the box.
In our Performing Arts classes, students develop skills in improvisation, script work, play drama games, build confidence, work on monologues and poems, develop a secure vocal technique and explore physical theatre.
1-2-1 Lessons are tailored to the individual. They can include working towards LAMDA Exams, building confidence, help with public speaking, improve reading ability and lots more.
Julius begins every class with an in-depth vocal warm-up and even our youngest students will focus on improving diction and breath control. Julius is great at making his classes really fun, whilst also developing key performance skills.