London College of Music Exam Centre

Welcome to the Newbury LCM centre! We are an ideal venue for examinations. The environment is quiet, there’s plenty of parking and a comfortable waiting room for guests. Piano examinees/ accompanists will play on a baby grand piano which is regularly tuned for exams and concerts. There is also a digital piano for pianists to warm up on in a separate room. There is also another practice area which has a digital piano. This is ideal for Music Theatre, Pop Vocal, Singers or Instrumentalists to warm up, away from the examination room.

Music Theatre exams and Pop Vocal exams can now be taken at The Ship. We have a super hard floor which can be laid on top of the carpet. A digital piano is there for the accompanist to use. A music stand is available and also a CD/USB player as a back-up if your device on the day does not function. If you would like to warm up before your exam you should arrive 30 mins before your exam time, to allow for 15 mins warm up. If you would like to come and see the venue, or have any questions, please contact us on the number below. You are most welcome to come and practise on the exam piano, or visit the venue in the weeks leading up to the exam. Just ring 0118 981 4504. Practises are £10 for an hour/pro rata.

Our centre is now confirmed as a diploma centre.

Click here for the range of exams which the London College of Music provides. You can also read more about the LCM here or visit our own page on the London College of Music website. Please note that you do not need to take a Grade V theory exam before taking a Grade VIII practical examination.


Newbury LCM Examinations Centre
Ship Inn Arts Centre, Ship Inn Country Hotel, Ashford Hill, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 8BD
Exam Rep: Vanessa Martin-Adams (ALCM) 01635 299227