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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.

New Publications

The Story Behind.. Too Much Punch for Judy
by Mark Wheeller

'This book is both insightful and informative on the story behind Mark Wheeller's play Too Much Punch for Judy. As a teacher of Drama I can thoroughly recommend this to other teachers, students, practitioners and those who are interested and follow Mark's work.'
Olivia Murphy, Drama and Performing Arts teacher.

More info and/or buy here



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 The Story Behind.. Too Much Punch for Judy and all London Drama books. (Log in required.) Applies also to members of National Drama and English Speaking Board. Find out more

About Our Drama Courses

London Drama courses

We run courses by leading edge practitioners in order to inspire and resource you. Our programme is arranged not just once a year but all the year round as we feel that support needs to be ongoing and consistent. 

To meet all needs we arrange a programme of Day Workshops and a programme of shorter Evening Courses throughout the year.

We run Day Courses led by Key National Practitioners using Process Drama to develop and explore key social learning topics
       - in their own right as creative learning
       - relevant to Citizenship/PHSE

We also run Day Courses led by Ensemble and Physical Theatre Companies like Shared Experience, Complicite, Improbable, Oily Cart etc., to inspire and stimulate you at your level. You can then adapt the approach to your students - or a theatre group you work with.

Our evening class courses cover curriculum development areas and updates both primary and secondary. These courses are run by members with current, direct classroom experience, providing our membership and drama teachers generally with the benefit of their experience and wisdom.

All our courses are at discounted rates to our Members. The programmes we run reflect the full range of drama activity:

Primary    Secondary    SEN    EAL    Post 16.

We are always open to suggestions for new courses so that we can meet your drama/theatre needs more precisely. Please Contact Us with your suggestions for a course or workshop or to offer to run an Evening Course for us.

For a free downloadable PDF file of one of our recent workshops click this link to Trestle Mask photos.

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Coming up

Henna Night by Amy Rosenthal

London Drama, in partnership with Diorama Arts, invites you to a charity night LD fundraising performance of Henna Night at the New Diorama Theatre on Friday 13th June, 2014: 7.30pm.
This award-winning classic play from Amy Rosenthal is presented in an electric new production by renowned director Peter James.
More info/booking at New Diorama Theatre
Booking through LD at Booking.
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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.