The Mackenzie School of Speech and Drama


The Mackenzie School of Speech and Drama is a Cambridge based independent school specialising in vocal technical and exam work. It was established in 1923 by Miss Emilie Lewis and has played an important part in the music and drama of Cambridge.

It aims to give its students clarity and vitality in everyday communication, appreciation of the spoken word in all its forms and the opportunity to develop self-confidence and individuality through drama. Students can attend classes from the term of their 6th birthday.

To this end, classes are offered in speaking verse and prose, drama, improvisation, devising drama, public speaking and musical theatre. If appropriate students can take part in duologue, combined or group exams.

Students are prepared for the external examinations of LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art), RADA (the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art), Trinity and for entry auditions to Stage and Drama Schools.