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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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As a charity London Drama has recently joined Give As You Live, a campaign to benefit charities by encouraging people to shop online.

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Please sign up for London Drama's Give as you Live campaign at Give As You LIve. Many thanks!

Drama Support

Drama Job Vacancies

Current Drama jobs here.
To advertise your Drama job please contact

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. 
Find out more

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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Papatango champion the next generation of brilliant playwrights, especially those who might otherwise lack pathways into theatre. Our opportunities are free, open to anyone, and anonymously assessed.

Our discoveries have won BAFTAs, OffWestEnd, Alfred Fagon and Royal National Theatre Foundation awards, premiering in over twenty countries. Each year we provide free training, performances or publication to over 4000 people, award thousands of pounds in bursaries and seed funding, and help anyone, anywhere, make or share in exciting new theatre.

Because all you need is a story.

Schools Programme

Designed to give students a taste of both playwriting and professional theatre-making, our schools programme not only complements the curriculum but also encourages team-working, confidence and creative thinking, empowering young people to tell their own stories.

In our Writing a One Act Play workshops, Students write their own short plays in groups using a variety of playwriting and devising techniques, have their plays published as printed playtexts with a copy for each student, and see their work performed in a rehearsed reading on screen by a cast of professional actors. The workshops are led by award-winning playwrights with a passion for sharing their experience and knowledge with young people. We provide a comprehensive Teachers' Toolkit in advance, which includes lesson plans, student worksheets and other supporting materials. We also offer teachers a 1-2-1 meeting with our Education Officer to explore other drama resources for your school.

We have funding to deliver our schools programme completely free of charge in 2020-23 to schools in the following boroughs: Camden, Brent, Barnet, Hammersmith & Fulham, Westminster and Ealing.

"The session was fab, simply fab! The facilitator was great, in balancing both the areas to cover and then giving the students time to develop ideas and write responses accordingly. Nothing felt rushed, all well paced. It was an incredibly worthwhile experience for the students." (Teacher - November 2020).

Papatango is proud to be an Artsmark Partner and Arts Award Supporter.


For further information, or to book the workshops for your school, please contact Sarah Parkes, Education Officer, at

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.