UK dates and venues

The currently available dates and venues for Trinity Rock & Pop exams are listed below. Dates for 2015 are constantly being confirmed - check back to this page for details. You don’t need to contact the venues directly – you can enter for these exams online. Where available a local contact is listed for each centre who you can contact with any questions.

The closing date to enter for the exams in November and December is 4 October. The closing date for some sessions may be extended if there is space for more entries. If the date you want is still visible on the Enter section of the site then you can still enrol.

Where a session is listed as 'Week of' the exams may take place on any day of the week including Saturdays and Sundays. Not all days in the week will necessarily be available, and the exact dates used will depend on demand. We are not be able to accommodate very specific requests for particular dates or times, but shall observe requests made to avoid a certain day as far as possible. All applicants should be aware that your application for an examination commits you to take the exam on one of the days advertised. See Trinity's Information and Regulations booklet for further details on examination procedures that apply to examinations entered through this website.

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UK Examiner Visits

Northern Ireland



East of England

East Midlands


North East

North West

South East

South West

West Midlands

Yorkshire and the Humber


UK Private Examiner Visits

Any school or teacher in the UK paying over £500 fees may run their own private centre through the Examiner Visit scheme.



Northern Ireland

2015 Exam dates: 27-28 November (closing 5 October)

Local contact Norma Logan, 028 25 878778,

The Music Rooms, Antrim
Unit 19 Antrim Business Park, Enkalon, Antrim, BT41 4LD

2015 Exam dates: Week of 30 November (closing 5 October)

Local contact Norma Logan, 028 25 878778,

Dawson's Music
121-125 Royal Avenue, Belfast, BT1 1FF

Please phone the local contact for exam dates

Local contact Howard Gillespie, 028 7035 2258,

A C Electronics and Music 
10 Lower Captain Street, Coleraine, BT51 3DT

2015 Exam dates: Week of 30 November (closing 11 October)

Local contact Keith Faloon, 07912 660452,

Downshire Road Presbyterian Church Hall
Downshire Road, Newry




2015 Exam dates: Week of 30 November

For enquiries contact: Alison Bell, 01330 850740,

Captain Tom's Rehearsal & Recording Rooms
15 Ann Street, Aberdeen, AB25 3LH

2015 Exam dates: Week of 30 November

For enquiries contact: Wallace Galbraith, 07967 222572,

Edinburgh College
Milton Road Campus, 24 Milton Road East, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH15 2PP

2015 Exam dates: Week of 30 November

For enquiries contact: Wallace Galbraith, 07967 222572,

Berkeley 2 Studios
93 Lancefield Street, Glasgow, G3 8HZ

2015 Exam dates: Week of 30 November

For enquiries contact: Albert Sloan, 07989 947970,

West College Scotland
Greenock Campus, Finnart Street, Greenock, PA16 8HF

2015 Exam dates: Week of 30 November

For enquiries contact: Wallace Galbraith, 07967 222572,

Clearwater Recording Studios
Shore Road, Perth, PH2 8BH

2015 Exam dates: Week of 30 November

For enquiries contact: Brian Hurren,

Stirling Rock School
c/o Stageworx, Millhall East, Stirling, FK7 7LT




Wales - Cardiff
2015 Exam dates: Week of 7 December

Local contact: Jonathan Helm, 07971 044191,

92 Ty-Mawr Road, Llandaff North, Cardiff, CF14 2FQ



East of England

2015 Exam dates: 25-26 November

Local contact: Audrey Powell, 01462 431484,

The Sound Garage
Unit 3 Singer Court, Singer Way, Woburn Road Industrial Estate, Kempston, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 7AW

Bishop's Stortford
2015 Exam dates: 4 and 7 December

Local contact: Clare Hale, 07814 951862,

De Rosa Music, The West Wing, The Water House
Water Lane, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2JZ

2015 Exam dates: Sunday 25 October (closing 11 September)

Local contact: Mel Tucker and David Green,

Hermit Club C.I.C.
15 Shenfield Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 8AG

Broxbourne and Hertford
2015 Exam dates: Week of 14 December (closing date 11 October)

Local contact: Clare Hale, 07814 951862,

The Broxbourne School,
High Road, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, EN10 7DD

Bury St Edmunds
2015 Exam dates: 20 November
2016 Exam dates: 18-19 March, 1-2 July, 25-26 November

Local contact: Margo Pigott, 01449 766104,

The Shrubbery
The Shrubbery, Britannia House, Brunel Business Court, Eastern Way, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 7AJ

2015 Exam dates: 5-7 December

Local contact: Mark Aldous, 01223 891447,

Cambridgeshire Music, 
The Old School, Ermine Street North, Papworth Everard, Cambridgeshire, CB23 3RH

2015 Exam dates: Saturdays 5 and 12 December

Local contact: Denis Hill, 07709 603134,

A. T. Music Group Studios
Unit 11 Rawlings Farm Buildings, Rettendon, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8DY

2015 Exam dates to be confirmed

Local contact:Katie Smith,

Earth Studios
Unit 9 Caston Industrial Estate, Salhouse Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR7 9AQ

St Albans
2015 Exam dates to be confirmed

Local contact:Dr Nigel Springthorpe,

St Albans High School
3 Townsened Avenue, St Albans, AL1 3SJ



East Midlands

2015 Exam dates coming soon

Local contact: Andy McAllister, 07970 900804,

77-81 Osmsaton Road
Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 2JH

Grantham, Lincolnshire
2015 Exam dates: Autumn exams start 8 December

Local contact: Joy Bower, 01476 591359,

Simmonds Music
Westgate, Grantham, NG31 6LT

2015 Exam dates: 7-8 December

Local contact: Kate Thompson, 0116 2557492,

Sheehan's of Leicester
58A London Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE2 0QD

2015 Exam dates: Week of 23 November

Local contact: Martin Stockdale,

Myle Cross Music Centre
Macaulay Drive, Saint Giles, Lincoln, LN2 4EL

2015 Exam dates: 8-9 December

Local contact: Julie Clark, 01604 637117 or

Northamptonshire Performing Arts Centre
125-129 Kettering Road, Northampton, NN1 4AZ

2015 Exam dates: Week of 23 November

Local contact: Robert Parker, 0115 982 2790 or

MLC - Academy
Unit 4, 38-40 Carrington Street, Nottingham, NG1 7FG



2015 Dates: 2-4 December (closing 11 October)

Local contact:Sue Brown, 020 8467 1566 or

Bromley Music Centre
Southborough Lane, Bromley, Kent, BR2 8AA

2015 Exam dates:
27 September and 4 October (closing 21 August)
15 and 22 November (closing 5 October)
20 December (closing 26 October)

Contact: Toby Davies, 07599 628534 or

The Planet Drum
The Crypt, St Mary Magdalene Church, Holloway Road, Islington, London, N7 8LT

The entrance to the crypt is on the south side of St Mary Magdalene church, which is on the opposite side of the main entrance. If the main gate is closed, the small gate to the left of the church is open 24 hours.

2015 Exam dates: 19-20 December

Contact: Toby Davies, 07599 628534 or

London Centre of Contemporary Music
Arches 140/141, Newport Street, London, SE11 6AQ

Little Venice
2015 Exam dates: 12-13 December

Contact: Toby Davies, 07599 628534 or

Westbourne Rehearsal Studios
The Rear Basement, 92-98 Bourne Terrace, Little Venice, London, W2 5TH

2015 Exam dates:
16-19 November (closing 4 October)
7-10 December (closing 18 October)

Contact: Toby Davies, 07599 628534 or

Sutton Music Centre
35 St Nicholas Way, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 1JN


North East

2015 Exam dates: Week of 30 November

Local contact: Andy MacLellan, 07765 250655,

The Academy of Music & Sound
191 High Street, Gateshead NE8 1AS



North West

2015 Exam dates: 5-6 December

Local contact:Alison Norman, 01254 677204,

Elite School of Music 
159-161 Blackburn Road, Darwen, Lancashire, BB3 1ET

Isle of Man
2015 Exam dates: 3-4 December

Local contact: Avril Pickard, 01624 835776,

The Music Centre, St Ninians Lower School
Heywood Avenue, Onchan, Isle of Man, IM3 3AR

2015 Exam dates: Week of 30 November

Local contact: Paul Sheridan, 07717 597340,

Learn Music
Bankfield Road, Stoneycroft, Liverpool, Merseyside, L13 0BD

2015 Exam dates: 5 December

Local contact: Alan Cope, 01625 614451,

Blueprint Studios
Elizabeth House, 39 Queen Street, Manchester, M3 7DQ

2015 Exam dates: 1 November

Local contact: Chris Jopson, 01772 888136,

Jopson Music Academy
82a Wellfield Road, Preston, PR1 8SN

Exam centre moved to Manchester



South East

2015 Exam dates: 5, 6, 12 and 13 December

Local contact: Rowena Alameddine, 07776 304960,

Access to Music
Enterprise Point, Melbourne Street, Brighton, BN2 3LH

2015 Exam dates: 9 December

Local contact: James Wilford, 01227 456331,

Your Music Canterbury 
Simmonds Road, Wincheap Estate, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3RA

2015 Exam dates: 4 December

Local contact: Jennifer Flatman, 07803 584731,

Jam Studio
Unit 5, Littlemead Business Centre, Chichester, PO20 2EU

2015 Exam dates: 29-30 November

Local contact: Kirsty Wood, 01635 37868,

Hogan Music
Winchcombe, 123-126 Bartholomew Street, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5BN

2015 Exam dates: 1-2 December

Local contact: Megan Hooper, 01865 762741,

Oxfordshire Music Rooms
Home Farm, Berrick Road, Chalgrove, Oxon, OX44 7RQ

2015 Exam dates: 12-13 December

Local contact: Diane Williams, 07758 379934,

The Lantern Theatre, Mountbatten School
Whitenap Lane, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 5SY

Shoreham by Sea
2015 Exam dates: 30 November-4 December

Local contact: Danielle Ash, 01273 465122,

Sussex Academy of Music
Unit 10, Riverside Business Centre, Brighton Road, Shoreham by Sea, West Sussex, BN43 6RE

Tunbridge Wells
2015 Exam dates: 19-20 November

Local contact: James Sedge, 01732 360388,

3 Bank Street, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1BL

2015 Exam dates: 30 November-2 December
2016 Exam dates: 21-23 March, 27-29 June, 28-30 November

Local contact: Neal Leggett, 07766 555218,

WaterRat Studios
Unit 1, The Depot, Monument Way East, Woking, GU21 5LY



South West

2015 Exam dates: 20 November

Local contact: Janette Pearson, 01225 331138,

Stage 2 Studios 
Unit 13 Brassmill Enterprise Centre, Brassmill Lane, Bath, BA1 3JN

Bournemouth / Poole
2015 Exam dates: 20-21 November

Local contact: Eileen Hayes, 01202 760336,

Absolutemusic Studios
Knighton Heath, 855 Ringwood Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH11 8NE

Exact dates used will depend on demand
2015 Exam dates: 9-12 November

Local contact: Nicola Harbour, 0117 9864805,

Factory Studios
Unit 23 Barton Hill Trading Estate, Maze Street, Bristol, BS5 9TQ

2015 Exam dates: 5 December

Local contact: Alison Burnett, 01395 272401,

Exeter School Music School
Victoria Park Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4NS

2015 Exam dates: Week of 30 November

Local contact: Christine Lundegaard, 07764 515077,

Colwell Arts Centre
Derby Road, Gloucester, GL1 4AD

2015 Exam dates: 26-27 November

Local contact: Olwen Knowles, 01752 661899,

The Soundhouse, Tor Bridge High
Miller Way, Estover, PL6 8UN

Sturminster Newton
2015 Exam dates: 19 November

Local contact: Eileen Hayes, 01202 760336,

Sturminster Newton High School
Bath Road, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1DT

2015 Exam dates: Week of 9 November

Local contact: Marcia Scales, 01793 823510,

Pegasus Brass Band Hall
Ermin Street, Stratton St Margaret, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 4RH

2015 Exam dates: 29-30 November

Local contact: Joanna Walling, 07713 593869,

JJ's Arts Academy
11 St. Paul's Road, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 2HP

Westbury, Wiltshire
2015 Exam dates: 27-28 November

Local contact: Suzanne Fiddes, 01761 434535,

The Music Workshop
Madbrook Farm, Warminster Road, Westbury, Wiltshire, BA13 3RB



West Midlands

2015 Exam dates: Week of 12 November

Local contacts:
Gary Walmsley, 0121 212 9642,
Steve Smith, 0121 212 9642,

Progress Music Academy
33-35 Northampton Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, B18 6DU

2015 Exam dates: 9 or 10 December

Local contact: Pauline Reid, 07985 980878,

Shrewsbury School
The Schools, Shrewsbury, SY3 7BA

2015 Exam dates: 26-27 November

Local contact: Alyson Lewin, 07751 964156,

Wolverhampton Music School 
Graiseley Hill, Wolverhampton, WV2 4NE

2015 Exam dates: Sundays 29 November and 6 December

Local contact: Hannah Talbot-Cooper, 07748 636820,

The Elgar School of Music 
16-20 Deansway, Worcester, WR1 2ES



Yorkshire and the Humber

2015 Exam dates: Week of 7 December (closing date 16 October)

Local contact: Angela Belbin-Wood, 01302 886444,

Doncaster Jazz Centre
Beckett Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN2 4AA

2015 Exam dates: 30 November-5 December

Local contact: Nicolas Sykes, 07999 295683,

RAW Studios,
Emstead Works, Unit 10, Old Lane, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX3 5QN

2015 Exam dates to be confirmed

Local contact: Dagmar Fitzpatrick, 07518 757905,

2015 Exam dates: Week of 23 November

Local contact: Peter Buckby, 07870 985545,

Innovation Music,
4 St. John's Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 5ET

2015 Exam dates to be confirmed

Local contact: Daniel Johnston, 07706 546519,

95 Mary Street
Sheffield, S1 4RT

Wakefield (Fitzwilliam)
2015 Exam dates: 12-13 October (closing 9 September)

Local contact: Janet Hadjioannou, 07892 704845,

Octave Music Workshop
Church of the Resurrection, Wakefield Road, Fitzwilliam, Pontefract, WF9 5BP


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