View session closing dates. Provisional dates are listed below. 

Summer 2024 exam dates

  • Saturday 15 June - Theory exams

  • Sunday 23 June - Practical exams

  • Monday 24 June - Practical exams (To be confirmed)

Winter 2024 exam dates

  • Sunday 24 November - Practical exams

  • Monday 25 November - Practical exams (To be confirmed)

  • Saturday 30 November - Theory exams

Spring 2025 exam dates

  • Sunday 30 March - Practical exams

  • Monday 31 March - Practical exams (To be confirmed)

All exams will be at The Ship.


Mobiles will not work at The Ship, so please ring 01189 814504 on exam day if you need a message to get through.


LCME will make all possible attempts to meet date requests but they are not guaranteed. Please be prepared for your exam to be scheduled at any time within the exam session.

Exams venue in Newbury


The Ship Inn Country Hotel
Ashford Hill, Thatcham, Berkshire RG19 8BD - View on map
Free parking available

Information for candidates

There is a warm up room and piano in another quieter area of The Ship. We also have another warm up room specifically for pianists.

We have a baby grand piano which is available for piano exams, and anyone who needs to accompany an instrument.

A Yamaha P140 digital piano is in the exam room for accompanists, to be used for the Music Theatre/Pop Vocal exams.

Please bring your own device if needed, for Music Theatre/Pop Vocal exams.

A CD player with Bluetooth and USB is there at the Hall, just in case needed as a back up.

Please bring a stand and clip on light, as well as your keyboard, if you are doing an electronic keyboard exam.