Exam Centre

At Musicale we are a public venue for ABRSM and a private venue for LCME exams several times a year.

We are not involved in the booking process for these exams, we are simply the venue.

For booking ABRSM exams please head to the ABRSM website. Please note that if the candidate has specific needs support can be found here.

For booking LCME exams please contact Katie Metcalfe via email.


Musicale has a free private car park for exam candidates and their accompanists.


You will be welcomed to Musicale by the steward. If the steward is not at the front desk when you arrive it is likely they will be showing a candidate into an exam or a warm up room. Please wait at the front desk until they arrive. The steward will take the candidate’s name and ask for ID for those taking grade 6 and above. Any candidate with additional needs must contact the exam board before the exam day. As a venue we cannot provide any extra materials or allow extra time on the exam day.

We have a waiting room for parents and guardians in the foyer of Musicale. During the ABRSM exam sessions we sometimes have classes on in our hall during the day, so the waiting room will be in one of our practice rooms across the car park to avoid congestion.

We have a warm up room available for the candidates and their accompanists. Parents and guardians are not expected to attend the warm up session except in exceptional circumstances.

We are a busy music school and safeguarding our students is our priority.