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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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Physical Theatre with Frantic Assembly (Members)

Physical Theatre with Frantic Assembly (Members)

Physical Theatre with Frantic Assembly (Members)


‘14 years of producing superb physical theatre’ The Guardian

Frantic Assembly produces thrilling, energetic and uncompromising theatre. The company makes work that reflects contemporary culture and attracts new audiences. In collaboration with a wide variety of artists, Frantic Assembly's Artistic Directors - Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett - create new work that places equal emphasis on movement, design, music and text. Since its formation in 1994 Frantic Assembly has toured extensively throughout the UK and internationally, building its reputation as one of the country's most exciting companies. In addition to its productions Frantic Assembly runs an extensive Creative Learning and Training Programme working with over 5,000 participants a year.
Visit for more information.

‘Excellent ideas about how to use choreography as a starting point to devising’
Training Workshop participant

‘The freedom to create was very inspirational’
Training Workshop participant

Neil Bettles studied Performing Arts (Drama) at Middlesex University. During this time he performed with Green Candle Dance Company (Sadler’s Wells) and Tons and Tons Dance Company (Bedford Corn Exchange). Neil is now working in dance and physical theatre as a freelance director, choreographer, performer and teacher.

Since working with Frantic Assembly as the Assistant Director on Dirty Wonderland (2005) for the Brighton Festival, Neil has worked closely with the company and its Artistic Directors to develop workshop models for each new production. As Frantic Assembly’s Creative Learning Associate he has delivered workshops and residencies across the UK and abroad, including a recent extended residency at Alice Smith School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Neil is the Creative Associate for Frantic Assembly’s Ignition Project, co-directing Scar Tissue (Brighton Dome, 2008) and Out of Reach (Toynbee Studios, London, 2008).

The Workshop will take place in the Judi Dench Rehearsal Studio, The Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley Street, London SE1 2HZ. Map

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Performance Analysis- An Introductory Coursebook (Members) Performance Analysis- An Introductory Coursebook (Members) (£21.99 £20.89)
by Colin Counsell and Laurie Wolf (Editors)
Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415224079
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Analysing Performance (Members) Analysing Performance (Members) (£15.99 £15.19)
by Patrick Gardner (Editor)
Manchester University Press
ISBN: 0-7190-4250-X
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Performance - A Critical Introduction (Members) Performance - A Critical Introduction (Members) (£21.99 £20.89)
by Marvin Carlson
Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415299275
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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.