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Drama Support

Borough Drama

Is your borough organised for Drama? Does it provide INSET or CPD courses? London Drama can support the development of initiatives and programmes for drama in boroughs. Please contact us if you would like more information. 
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School Support

If your school would like to develop drama training please contact us. We will advise on or provide active resourcing.


Youth Theatres

Get Into Theatre helps you find out about career opportunities, work experience, training and much more.


Publications

Order

 

Order in the Chaos
by Danielle Mackenzie

This new practical resource book by Danielle Mackenzie published by London Drama provides teachers with seven exciting units of work and materials designed for the GCSE Edexcel Drama Examintion, New Specification, helping to organise "Order" in all that potential "Chaos".

Published as a downloadable E-Book.

More info and download here


London Drama Members!

Get 5% discount on all London Drama books at LD Books. (Log in required.) Applies also to members of National Drama and English Speaking Board. Find out more


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Welcome to London Drama!

Who We Are
We are the Professional Association for drama teachers, lecturers, teachers-in-training, theatre practitioners and others concerned with any aspect of Drama/Theatre Education. We link Drama across the inner and outer London region. We are a membership organisation entirely financed by voluntary contributions, ie. we receive no core funding from official funding bodies. We are run by a Committee and an Administrator with an office in central London.  

What we provide
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On this site you can enrol on any of our fantastic low-cost drama courses and workshops – either evening or day courses, led by experts in their field. And you can browse our extensive online bookshop which will eventually contain more than 300 Drama titles and purchase them here online. Here you can also join London Drama and receive all the benefits of membership including discounts on courses and books. You can also participate in the drama community via the online Members' Forum, developing discussion areas, filing resources, receiving assistance and advice from the wider drama circle. (For assistance on how to use and make sense of this site please access our helpful Website Guide.)

What We Are Developing
London Drama has over many years developed and maintained an active network of drama teachers and theatre workers (see About London Drama). Because we are run by drama teachers for drama teachers we know what drama teachers need – good quality practical support, stimulus and new ideas! We see our role as keeping drama teachers in touch with one another via Day Workshops and Evening Courses at which members exchange drama ideas, and curriculum management experience and by organising our Drama Now! Workshop-Conference to bring drama and theatre practitioners together to share insights, research and practice over a two day period.

What Do You Get?
Find out more about what you get for your membership here.

An Active Drama Community
Our aim is to support drama practice in order to maintain and develop an active Drama Teaching community of new and experienced drama and theatre practitioners. If you agree with these aims then why not join us?

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London Drama is a company limited by guarantee reg. no. 2570343 and a registered charity reg. no. 1001819

Coming up


So You Want to be a Drama Teacher?

Led by Amanda Kipling
A course especially designed for people thinking about training to be a drama teacher or who have been accepted to join a PGCE/School Direct/GTP programme.
Tuesday 18th November 2014: 6.30-8.30pm
Venue: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama NW3 3HY.
More info and to book at Drama Teacher.


Black Theatre: From Margins to Mainstream

Led by Juley Murray
This course will explore where we are today with the mainstreaming of Black plays and playwrights in our classrooms.
Tuesday 25th November 2014: 6.30-8.30pm
Venue: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama NW3 3HY.
More info and to book at Black Theatre.


Drama Games & Ideas Swapshop

Led by LD Team & Yourselves!
Bring one or more of the drama games or ideas you use with your class groups or Drama Club - share it with others - and take away loads more!
Tuesday 2nd December 2014: 6.30-8.30pm
Venue: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama NW3 3HY.
More info and to book at Swapshop.


Surveys

 

Drama Networks Survey

Are you in an active local network for drama teachers? Would you like to be? Take the LD Drama Network Survey here.


GCSE Drama Take Up Survey

Has EBacc undermined GCSE Drama take up? Take the survey here.


Courses Survey

We are always keen to hear what courses we can run for you. Please take our Courses survey here.


Mapping Drama Practice

Take the Survey of Drama Practice: it will only take a minute


Organisations

STEP

STEP is a borough-wide partnership linking the theatre community and education and youth sector in the London Borough of Southwark.
STEP aims to equalise, extend and deepen the theatre and drama experience of all young people living in Southwark through the development of strategic partnerships between schools, youth and community groups and theatres and performing arts organisations.
STEP's objective is to work closely with Southwark schools, youth and community groups and theatres and performing arts organisations to develop creative approaches to learning and provide innovative projects which stimulate children and young people's personal development and contribute to their educational attainment.

Find out more here.