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Top Box Studios Acting Programme


Lamda Acting Exam learners develop their vocal, physical and interpretive skills while they delve into characters and explore the background of dramatic texts. Alongside producing authentic performances of their chosen scenes, they also gain an understanding of the context and characters within them.


Working through the grades takes our learners through the development of clear speaking and character portrayal to an understanding of a playwright’s style, the influence of theatre practitioners such as Stanislavski and a sensitive appreciation of subtext.



Arts Award Discover is the start of the Arts Award adventure. It takes children and young people on an artistic journey as they explore the arts all around them, investigate different art forms, research an artist, and then share their discoveries with others.

As well as developing their knowledge and understanding of the arts, Arts Award Discover boosts children's creativity, curiosity, confidence and communication skills.


Arts Award Explore encourages children and young people to experience different art forms and artists, and develop their own creativity. Along the way they record what they've achieved and enjoyed and share it with others.

As they work through Arts Award Explore, young people build their artistic knowledge, creativity and confidence – and gain a recognised qualification in the process. They research a range of genres, creators and arts organisations, and make full use of their imagination and communication skills.


Bronze Arts Award develops young people’s artistic abilities alongside their research and communication skills. This level involves them in the arts as creators and audience members, and encourages them to take their first steps towards leadership by sharing their learning with others.

This qualification develops art form knowledge and creativity alongside reflective practice, problem-solving skills and confidence. Young people complete a portfolio as their Arts Award journey progresses, explaining what they've seen, done and learned along the way.


Silver Arts Award gives young people the chance to take on an artistic challenge and a leadership role too. As well as being about creativity, it's about becoming a reviewer, researcher and project manager. Participants build a broad range of transferable skills as they complete their portfolio and gain a Level 2 qualification.

There are two strands to Silver Arts Award – one focusing on artistic practice and the other on arts leadership. Completing both successfully requires teamwork and independence, creativity and critical thinking, leadership and collaboration, confidence and communication.


Cassie Rivett

We are pleased to introduce the latest member of our Top Box Team, Cassie Rivett, who will be delivering our daytime classes and private Lamda tuition. 


Cassie has trained in the performing Arts all her life gaining a BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts, a BA Hons in Dance and Theatre Arts and PGCE in Dance. Cassie has been a Performing Arts teacher for 25 years, starting as a Secondary school teacher of dance and drama and is now a free-lance Performing Arts teacher across Worcestershire.  She has more recently qualified as an Arts Award assessor and trained to teach Lamda examinations. Cassie is very experienced in Musical Theatre and has choreographed and directed shows for a variety of local youth and adult companies and performing arts schools for many years now.

Cassie is excited to be joining such a dedicated and inspiring Team at Top Box and is eager to share her skills and passion for the performing arts with those she teaches, alongside creating some memorable experiences on and off stage.

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