Benedict Cumberbatch explains LAMDA

Benedict Cumberbatch explains LAMDA. The last big push to the finish line for LAMDA`s Future.

As a proud LAMDA graduate and Patron of the Act Now! campaign, I wanted to be in touch to ask for your help.

LAMDA is a vital artistic resource that nourishes the global performing arts industry, contributes to our economy and enriches our cultural life. Together, over the last three years we have raised 98% of the £28.2m needed to build the Academy’s new theatres and training spaces and secure the future of the school.

Thanks to you we are almost there… But we still need your help to get across the finish line and open the doors on LAMDA’s future.

The Challenge

Your support is now more crucial than ever. We have under £500,000 left to raise for the new facilities. To help us do this, we have been set a challenge by one of our generous supporters.

They will now match every £2 you donate to LAMDA and its students with an additional £1.

This is an incredible opportunity to support the next generation of dramatic artists and technicians. I hope you will join me and Act Now! by making a donation to the campaign.

Best wishes,


Benedict Cumberbatch

Act Now! Patron and LAMDA Graduate, Class of 2000


To discuss how you can get involved and support LAMDA’s new facilities, contact us on or call 020 8834 0510.


We are very grateful to everyone who has already given a gift to support this campaign. The redevelopment will give LAMDA 50% more teaching space, including state of the art screen and audio facilities, The Sackler Library and two new performance venues – The Sainsbury Theatre and The Carne Studio Theatre – for students, staff, graduates and the community. These new facilities will ensure LAMDA continues to train the very best actors, directors, stage managers and technicians, and maintains its world-leading contribution to the performing arts.

Explore our new home to learn more about how LAMDA’s facilities will transform our training and student life.

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Reproduced from :LAMDA News March 2017. Benedict Cumberbatch explains LAMDA

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