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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As a charity London Drama has recently joined Give As You Live, a campaign to benefit charities by encouraging people to shop online.

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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.
To advertise your Drama job please contact

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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London Drama Students' Welcome 2011 (Members)

London Drama Students' Welcome 2011 (Members)

London Drama Students' Welcome 2011 (Members)

led by PGCE Drama Tutors

Saturday 24 September 2011 10am to 3.30pm

Hello and Welcome to London and to London Drama!

Each year London Drama welcomes to London all the new students from the four PGCE Drama Courses at the London Colleges (plus Reading) and puts on a special event for them. This year our Welcome takes place on Saturday 24th September 2011 from 9.30am to 3.30pm and will be held at the Institute of Education (close to Russell Square tube - Map here.) It is called Starting Your Professional Development as a Drama Teacher and aims to do just that – provide you with useful experiences, resources, ideas and information to equip you on your journey as a successful drama teacher. It will be practical (of course) and will also provide you with an opportunity to share your ideas, establish networks and gain inspiration from other students.

The Course Leaders will be the following PGCE Drama Course leaders: Andy Kempe (Reading), Amanda Kipling (Goldsmiths) and Kenneth Taylor (Middlesex); Anton Franks is host at the Institute of Education. Each workshop leader will provide a different relevant focus to extend and support your drama teaching and everyone who attends will work with every tutor – so you won’t miss out on anything. The London Drama Bookstall will attend the event as well so you will have an opportunity to take advantage of the 5% discount on books. More details on Course Leaders and their Workshops here.

Why Membership of London Drama?
Having joined London Drama you are linked to an already existing network of Drama Teachers across the capital. As a member you are kept in touch by regular issues of Dialogue, London Drama’s Newsletter, by email via our E-News, and you receive National Drama’s magazine Drama when it is published. You also get discounted rates on all our courses throughout the year and 5% discount on books. For more information click What You Get.

Course Fees:
Members Already Fee: £8

Learning to Teach Drama 11-18 (Members) Learning to Teach Drama 11-18 (Members) (£24.99 £23.74)
by Andy Kempe and Helen Nicholson
Continuum International Publishing Group
ISBN: 978-0826491688
more info
Learning to Teach in the Secondary School (Members) Learning to Teach in the Secondary School (Members) (£23.99 £22.79)
by Susan Capel, Marilyn Leask, Tony Turner (Editors)
Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415478724
more info
Order in the Chaos Order in the Chaos (Members) (£33.00 £31.35)
by Danielle MacKenzie
ISBN: 978-0-9537986-1-2
London Drama
more info

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.