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Drama Job Vacancies

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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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Education Phase

"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand."
                                              Chinese philosopher & reformer (551 - 479 BC)

Just as doing is at the the heart of understanding so at the heart of drama and theatre in education is participation. Participation in drama and/or theatre combats the sense of isolation and powerlessness that is common today and is at the heart of all learning and life. Don't you agree?

We would therefore like to invite you to participate in our website to make it a truly drama website. This, our Education Phase section, is available for you to post news, information and pictures about the phase of education you work in on sub pages attached to this landing page. For example, the page attached to Primary has a sub page attached: Drama Champions, which in turn has two sub pages: Croydon Drama Champions and  Southwark Drama Champions, where the work of these groups is described in order partly to inspire others. You can also join a London Drama Discussion Group at the link below.

As a member organisation London Drama aims to support the wide range of contexts in which Drama is taught: as a creative activity, a learning medium, role-play, process drama, school production, performance, theatre studies:
Drama as a classroom practice
    - as an individual teaching method
    - or within a school curriculum policy.
    - KS3 Drama/KS4 GCSE Drama/Solo Drama Teacher/or Team Member
    - Member of Performing Arts Department
    - Member of Expressive Arts Department
Post 16
    - AS/A level Drama and Theatre Studies
    - BTEC Performing Arts
Freelance Practitioner
    - developing drama/theatre in youth and community centres

Please contact us if you would like some space on here to feature your own work in a particular phase.

join London Dramajoin a Discussion Forum


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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.