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National Drama also has developed Resources During Lockdown.

Like London Drama, National Drama has also developed support materials for Drama teachers during this lockdown period.
There is a page on their website at Resources and they have a Resources Folder for sahring resources at Resource Folder.
Take care at this difficult time!

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Drama Support

Drama Job Vacancies

Current Drama jobs here.
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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.




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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Clare Buchanan

Clare Buchanan

 Do you need to:-

  • raise your students' attainment level?
  • prepare students for LAMDA & RADA examinations?
  • get started on your next school production?
  • develop your students' understanding of the text or develop their characters further to meet the criteria for KS4 and KS5 performance exams, both devised and scripted?
  • prepare drama students for auditions for the National Youth Theatre or for entrance to drama schools?
  • explore a topic in a more active way?
  • provide something a bit different for a themed session?
  • help direct the School Shakespeare Festival piece for the first time?
  • help support specialised areas of the curriculum? 

Whatever your drama workshop needs, we can help!


Creative Director and Workshop Leader -

Clare Buchanan


Clare trained professionally in London, followed by 3 years working as a jobbing actor in theatre, radio and television adverts.

She has since worked for 13 years as a drama teacher, and knows what does and doesn’t work in the classroom!



  •  3 Year Acting Diploma (East 15 Acting School)
  • PGCE Drama (ages 11-18, Middlesex University)
  • Master in Education (Greenwich University)


  • 13 years drama teaching
  • Rated as an 'Outstanding' teacher 5 times by Ofsted
  • Excellent classroom management skills
  • Differentiated materials & approach to teaching and learning
  • GCSE/ AS & A2 Examiner
  • Director for educational trust specialising in residential holidays for children

Areas Covered

We can cover most areas of the UK and are available for international work. Travel charges will be added to your personalised quote when discussing your workshop needs.

Coming up

Our free CPD events are being organised in partnership with National Drama via Eventbrite - access them here.

In addition, we have some resources to support you via our e-news at Resources and our home page centre panel features our latest free online event


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


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.