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!

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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.
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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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Writing Challenge

A Plague on Both Your Houses!

We are delighted to announce the return of the London Drama Play Writing Challenge. This event will enable young playwrights to meet and learn from each other as artists and so start a generation of London youth playwrights.

  • Entries are welcome from all membership schools from Year 7 to Year 13.
  • Membership schools can enter up to 15 entries for £30.
  • Each entry should address the theme A Plague on Both your Houses!
  • Entrants are encouraged to be as imaginative and creative with their interpretation as possible.
  • Each entry should take no longer than 10 minutes to perform on stage. (We encourage pieces to be shorter so we can present more finalists.)
  • Each entry should have on it marked clearly the candidate name, age and academic year group, also the name of the play.
  • Each school must fill out an application form on line, and submit entries on line.

The window for submitting final draft entries is 1st April – 1st May 2013.

What Happens Then?

  • Each entry will be read by a team of drama specialists who will provide a short personalised critique as feedback to each candidate.
  • All feedback will be completed by early June.
  • Finalists will be selected and their work performed on stage. Their work will also be published on our website.
  • This project is in partnership with the London Streets Theatre Company – a new youth theatre company. The members will be happy to perform any piece which requires a cast. The piece can be recorded and sent to the writer if they are unable to attend.

Where will the plays be performed and when?
We are in negotiation with a number of performance spaces at present and the final decision will rest largely with the number of entries submitted and their geographical patterns. If you feel you have access to a suitable space and would like to offer support for the Challenge in this way we would be very pleased to hear from you. Contact us at

Fill in the Application Form here.

Good luck and we look forward to hearing from you!

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.