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Drama Support

Drama Job Vacancies

Current Drama jobs here.
To advertise your Drama job please contact
londondrama1@gmail.com


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.


Publications

Order

 

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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Our Services

We provide the following services to Members only:

Members' Area on this Website
In the Members' Area Members can access special discounts on courses and books as well as keeping up to date with the latest drama news, and accessing current and past issues of Dialogue.

Dialogue Newsletter
Our regular Newsletter, Dialogue, is published six times a year at the beginning of terms and at half terms with news, drama information, theatre listings etc. In Dialogue you can write reviews, articles and profile your practice sharing with all other members in the London Drama community.

London Drama E-News
Our electronic newsletter, London Drama E-News links members day by day and provides the London Drama community with up to date information about theatre/drama events, discounts on theatre tickets, job opportunities and more.

Drama Magazine
Members receive copies of National Drama’s publication Drama free with their membership. Drama contains articles, practical   ideas for drama, opinions and debate, and book reviews to stimulate and resource your drama teaching. Drama is also an opportunity for you to write about and share your own practice not only with a wider national drama community but also internationally.

We provide the following services to both Members and Non Members:

Course/Workshop Programme
We run courses and workshops 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 and consists of of day workshops and shorter evening courses to suit all needs - all at discounted rates to our members. More here.

Book Service
We have a comprehensive stock of standard and new books on drama and theatre and play texts for young people which can be viewed and ordered here. Our books are sold at publishers’ cover prices but Members get a 5% discount on all book purchases. Log on to the Members' Area to gain access to the discounted books.

Theatre Companies
We highly recommend all theatre companies who are members of London Drama. We know them and we know their work and if you are looking for high quality work we can recommend all our Theatre Members to you.

Post Garduate Teacher Training
We are actively involved in post graduate teacher training with the last remaining Drama courses in London at the Institute of Education and Goldsmiths College - as well as Reading University - and take an active interest in helping those new to the profession get started in their new careers.

Network Links
London Drama thrives on making connections. We have many network links across the capital across the UK and internationally. Go to Resources to learn more.

Support, Advice and Information
In addition to all this, because we have a regularly manned office you can get support, relevant advice and information when you need it from our staff and management committee who are all experienced members. Contact Us.

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Coming up

Sticks and Stones: Tackling Bullying Through Drama

Saturday 4th November: 10am-3.30pm
Led by Andy Kempe.
Venue: Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross

This practical course will consider how to plan meaningful drama experiences that focus on bullying and its consequences. A wide range of activities and approaches will be employed and suggestions of suitable texts offered. The course will be of value to both primary and secondary school teachers.
Non Member Booking at Bullying & Drama
Members Booking (log in needed) at Bullying & Drama (Members).


London Drama Exam Board Courses Review

Saturday 11th November: 10am-2pm
Venue: Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross

This course takes the form of a meeting with officers from AQA, Edexcel, and Eduqas.
This is an opportunity for the boards to share with you an update of how the first year of the new specification has gone. The speakers will address this subject initially for GCSE and then there will be board specific break out groups for more detailed Q and A afterwards. The model repeats for A level afterwards.
Non Member Booking at Exam Boards
Members Booking (log in needed) at Exam Boards (Members).


Surveys

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


Organisations

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.