Alumni Giving Program

"I give because I know just how important the Student Hardship Fund is to drama students; this safety net means students can spend less time worrying about money and more time developing excellent skills in performance."

Harriet Walter
The Crown, Succession, Downton Abbey


"I give to LAMDA because I was fortunate to get plenty of support from the school to ensure my survival and I've always wanted to help someone else in the same way I was helped."

Jonathan Bacon
Director, Speak the Speech


"I give because I love LAMDA and all it has done for me. I'm so proud to support the next generation of LAMDA talent."

Hermione Norris
Cold Feet, Luther



As a member of LAMDA’s alumni community, you most likely remember the rigors of the Academy’s training, be it a notorious booth exercise, preparing for Fight Night or designing a show in the Linbury or perhaps the MacOwan. The schedule is intensive and leaves little time for shift work. LAMDA is therefore committed to ensuring that our actors, directors and technicians are well supported so they are able to concentrate fully on their training.

Making a donation to the Alumni Giving Program in support of the Student Hardship Fund will enable those in urgent need to continue with their training despite unforeseen changes in their personal circumstances, including physical and mental health issues, and emergency expenses – for example, as a result of stolen belongings.

A small monthly gift to your alma mater will make a significant difference to LAMDA’s current students. A monthly donation of $5 – the cost of a coffee – will ensure that our emerging artists can continue to flourish, regardless of their personal circumstances.

Whether you choose to give monthly or a single gift, we are extremely grateful for any support you can offer the next generation of our LAMDA family.