London Drama News

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!

Help London Drama by shopping online!

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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V & A Museum

V & A Museum

V&A Museum

V&A Learning Department: Workshops and Events for Performing Arts, English and Media

All NEW for 2015-16:

Primary Workshops:

(FREE) Literacy Live KS1 & 2
Work with professional performers and learn how to create and act out exciting stories and larger than life characters in this lively and engaging session that brings objects and galleries to life.

Secondary Workshops:

(FREE) Shakespeare in Focus: Reel to Real
Watch award-winning feature films of English key texts followed by museum tours. Students can draw connections between the film’s context and the Museum’s objects.
Into Film is an education charity that puts film at the heart of children and young people's learning, contributing to their cultural, creative and personal development. Visit

(FREE) Shakespeare in a Suitcase
Use objects in the V&A to inspire your own interpretations and re-working of the Bard’s plays then perform them at the museum. The only limits are your imagination… and a suitcase.
Free: places limited to 6 schools.

(FREE) Schools’ Screen
View acclaimed full-length professionally recorded shows from the National Video Archive of Performance (NVAP), and see how artists collaborate to create the ‘magic’ of performance in front of a live audience. For a list of titles visit:

Inspiration to Realisation
If you are a school working on the annual play, exam work or are looking for new opportunities to encourage your theatre design students, the V&A schools’ team have partnered up with the Backstage Centre to offer a unique immersive two day theatre skills course.
£300 - £540, places limited to 8 schools.

Workshops: Performing Arts, Media and English
Engaging practical sessions working with professional practitioners using the National Collection of Theatre & Performance.
£150: 30 students per session.

Work with members from Complicite to create a performance using devising techniques. Watch one of Complicite’s plays from the V&A’s National Video Archive of Performance.

Design for Performance
Be inspired by costume and set models in the V&A theatre and performance collections, before developing your own ideas back in the studio.

Stage Make-up
Work with a theatrical make-up artist. Learn about the process of designing and applying stage make-up.

For details of the whole programme and how to book visit,-media-studies-and-english-secondary-students/

V&A Website:

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.