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Join Us to be a Drama teacher in China!

Y.H English and Drama is currently looking for enthusiastic drama teachers or graduates who studied drama related degree programme subjects such as Drama, English and Drama, Drama in Education, Acting, etc. The ideal candidates should have a passion to teach drama and be keen to work with students from different culture backgrounds. Previous teaching experiences would be highly desirable, but not necessary.
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Please sign up for London Drama's Give as you Live campaign at Give As You LIve. Many thanks!

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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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Drama to Inspire! London Drama's Conference in 2019
11th and 12th April 2019 at Goldsmiths, University of London

London Drama's non-residential two day Workshop-Conference: Drama Now! ~ and the Way Ahead 2019, titled Drama to Inspire! will take place on Thursday 11th April and Friday 12th April 2018 at Goldsmiths University of London, New Cross in partnership with Goldsmiths Centre for Arts and Learning (CAL) and the Department of Theatre and Performance.
The Conference asks the question: How Can We Inspire Drama/Theatre Teachers in Times Like These? The aim of our Conference is to do just that - to inspire you by bringing together a diverse range of Drama, Theatre and Performing Arts teachers and practitioners, who are currently involved in the field of education, from London and beyond in order to enable links and put you in touch with one another to share current projects and practice. The keynote speaker this time will be Jenny Sealey, Artistic Director of Graeae, and the timetable is here - do come!
More information and booking at Drama to Inspire!.
Members book at discount price at Members.
Or register now on Eventbrite:
Eventbrite - Drama To Inspire! Conference 2019

Who We Are
We are the Professional Association for drama teachers, lecturers, teachers-in-training, theatre practitioners and others concerned with any aspect of Drama/Theatre Education. We link Drama across the inner and outer London region. We are a membership organisation entirely financed by voluntary contributions, ie. we receive no core funding from official funding bodies. We are run by a Committee and an Administrator with an office in central London.  

What we provide
On this site you can enrol on any of our fantastic low-cost drama courses and workshops – either evening or day courses, led by experts in their field. And you can browse our extensive online bookshop which will eventually contain more than 300 Drama titles and purchase them here online. Here you can also join London Drama and receive all the benefits of membership including discounts on courses and books. You can also participate in the drama community via the online Members' Forum, developing discussion areas, filing resources, receiving assistance and advice from the wider drama circle. (For assistance on how to use and make sense of this site please access our helpful Website Guide.)

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What We Are Developing
London Drama has over many years developed and maintained an active network of drama teachers and theatre workers (see About London Drama). Because we are run by drama teachers for drama teachers we know what drama teachers need – good quality practical support, stimulus and new ideas! We see our role as keeping drama teachers in touch with one another via Day Workshops and Evening Courses at which members exchange drama ideas, and curriculum management experience and by organising our Drama Now! Workshop-Conference to bring drama and theatre practitioners together to share insights, research and practice over a two day period.

What Do You Get?
Find out more about what you get for your membership here.

An Active Drama Community
Our aim is to support drama practice in order to maintain and develop an active Drama Teaching community of new and experienced drama and theatre practitioners. If you agree with these aims then why not join us?

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Coming up


Drama to Inspire!

Thurs 11th & Fri 12th April 2019: 10am-5.30pm
Venue: Goldsmiths, University of London

Our 2019 Conference aims to inspire you by bringing together a diverse range of Drama, Theatre and Performing Arts teachers and practitioners, who are currently involved in the field of education, from London and beyond in order to enable links and put you in touch with one another to share current projects and practice.
More info & booking at Drama to Inspire!
Concession booking at Concessions.
Members discount booking at Members.
Eventbrite booking at Eventbrite


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.