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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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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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About London Drama

LD logoLondon Drama, the Professional Association for teachers of drama and theatre in London, was originally formed in 1955 by teachers committed to the creative experience of educational drama and the school play. The Inner London Education Authority (ILEA), one of the pioneer LEA's developing Drama in Schools in the post-war period of educational development, took a lead role in setting up its Drama Advisory Team to develop drama in schools. Outer London Boroughs and, indeed, many metropolitan authorities and counties throughout the UK followed suit. Support in London and on a national scale was provided for drama, drama-in-education, theatre-in-education, and theatre arts, including the rapidly developing GCSE and A level courses.

When the ILEA was abolished in 1990 London Drama continued as an independent teacher organisation becoming a Company Limited by Guarantee (number 2570343) and a Charity (number 1001819).  

Based initially at the London Drama and Tape Centre in Holborn, then at Central School of Speech and Drama, Swiss Cottage, and now at Diorama Arts in Euston, London Drama has consistently provided active guidance and support for the continuing development of drama in schools in the challenging period since the National Curriculum was introduced. We campaigned actively (with National Drama) for Drama’s place in the National Curriculum, while continuing to maintain a full programme of drama INSET support for teachers in London and a book service for teachers in any part of the world. 

Local Management of Schools has meant schools developing their own organisation. We have been active in supporting:

  • Primary Drama in relation to both creative learning and literacy and subject learning
  • Secondary Drama in a variety of contexts: Classroom Drama, Drama in Performance, Drama and Theatre Studies.

We will continue actively to promote and develop Drama within the current curriculum changes that are being introduced and continue the tradition of stewardship and new initiatives to maintain and develop the network of drama teachers and theatre workers across the Capital. 

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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.