Theory exams

Theory of Music exams are available at Step level and Grades 1-8 in all sessions. Theory of Music Diplomas are only available in the summer session.

Where can I take a theory exam?


In the UK & Ireland Theory exams can only be taken at selected Public Centres, alternatively please contact the LCME office if you wish to hold Theory exams at your private exam centre. For candidates overseas, please contact the LCME office.

The practical exam closing dates also apply to theory exams.

2017 Theory dates

  • Spring - Wednesday 05 April 2017, 2pm
  • Summer - Saturday 17 June, 10am (Steps, Grades and Diploma paper 1) & 2pm (Diploma paper 2)
  • Winter - Saturday 25 November 2017, 10am