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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. 
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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 (Members) £20.99 £19.94

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Drama to Inspire (Members) £20.99 £19.94

Drama to Inspire: a London Drama Guide to excellent practice in drama for young people is a timely selection of practice based accounts produced by fifteen workshop leaders and friends of the long established association for teachers of drama, London Drama. Many of the authors are internationally renowned for their work.

Jonothan Neelands opens with a manifesto for all current teachers of drama.
Andy Kempe explores the ethics and aesthetics of risk-taking in the drama room.
Daniel Shindler writes on the growth of emotional and spiritual health through his project for GCSE ‘Who am I: Roots/Routes’.
Dorothy Heathcote describes a three day long teaching project she undertook in Ankara in late 2009.
Lucy Cuthbertson shares the rehearsal process of Kidbrooke School’s production of Romeo and Juliet, Adam Annand (London Bubble) writes about using a multidisciplinary approach to Key Stage 1 projects and Carey English (Quicksilver Theatre) shows how children’s scripts can be turned into professionally performed plays.
Julia Potts of the Ambassador Theatre Group describes how the theatre’s education work expanded to become the ATG Creative Learning team, working in schools and the community. Amanda Kipling reveals our debt to and use of play theory, while Emma Brown explores the practical 14-19 Creative and Media Diploma.

With a Foreword by Cecily O'Neill and an update on London Drama past and present by the current Coordinator, Chris LawrenceDrama to Inspire supports teachers of drama, celebrates the diversity of approaches and offers individual teachers a variety of ways forward. It is a must for all who care about where drama can go.

John Coventon is a drama teacher and examiner. A past chair of London Drama, he is a regular contributor to Drama, the magazine of National Drama.

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Drama Worlds (Members) Drama Worlds (Members) (£26.00 £24.70)
by Cecily O'Neill
Heinemann USA
ISBN 978-0-435-08671-8
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Structure and Spontaneity (Members) Structure and Spontaneity (Members) (£18.99 £18.04)
by Cecily O'Neill
Trentham Books
ISBN:1 85856 322 4
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A Guide to UK Theatre for Young Audiences (Members) A Guide to UK Theatre for Young Audiences (Members) (£7.99 £7.59)
by Paul Harman
Aurora Metro
ISBN: 978-09551566-8-7
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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.