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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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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. 
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.




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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A Guide to UK Theatre for Young Audiences £7.99

A Guide to UK Theatre for Young Audiences

A Guide to UK Theatre for Young Audiences £7.99

The quality and range of Theatre for Children and Young People in the UK is one of our greatest cultural assets. This essential book provides the first ever guide to the wealth of talent and creativity displayed by over 150 professional companies involved in theatre for young audiences. A lively and comprehensive overview of many of the best shows currently on offer for international touring.

An ideal resource for anyone interested in the world of theatre for young audiences. Full colour with many photographs from the shows. Useful sections on funding and organisations. Listings of hundreds of theatre companies in the UK. Introduction provides overview of the sector and information about touring and production.

Paul Harman started work as an actor in repertory theatres in 1963 and soon found his way to professional theatre for young audiences via the Coventry Belgrade Theatre in Education team. He was founder and Artistic Director of Merseyside Young People’s Theatre in Liverpool 1978-89 and Artistic Director of Cleveland Theatre Company in Darlington 1994 – 2008. His productions for young audiences have toured to USA, Russia, Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, Romania, Spain, Korea and Japan and he has translated plays for young audiences from French and German.

Currently Chair of TYA-UK Centre of ASSITEJ, (The International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People) and a member of the Executive Committee of ASSITEJ International from 2008 to 2011.


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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.