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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. For example, London Drama is a co-founder of the Southwark Theatres Education Partnership (STEP) and a CPD provider at the Festival each year. Please contact us if you are a teacher in Southwark and 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

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Guide to this Website

Be wise! We have developed this Guide to help you navigate and actively use our new website. Our aim is for it to be an easily accessible link to our Services and Resources plus an Active Tool for maintaining and developing Drama across all sectors in the current context.

If you are a Member of London Drama you have some special guidance as well as this general guidance and may need to go to Members' Guide.

The Header Bar shows the Professional Services we provide and the Key Focus Areas we are developing. Click on the title words on the Header Bar for introductions; access the sub-sections for each area by hovering your mouse over the title word.

Professional Services we provide
Sections to the Left side of the Header Bar are for the valuable resources you can book or order from London Drama:
    Drama Courses: Evening and Day Workshops;
    Bookshop: Drama, Theatre Studies and Teaching.
The drop down boxes take you through to the sections.
   Note for Members: Members' Course Bookings and Members' Discount Bookshop: you will be asked to log in. For help go to Members' Guide.

Our Basket - at the right hand side - allows you to see what you have bought from us and, after filling in your contact details, enables you to pay for it all online via Paypal or credit card.
Note: paying direct online secures your course booking or your book order. If you request an invoice the books will sent or your booking confirmed when we receive payment from you. The site automatically sends you an email to confirm your order or your payment. When buying books postage is marked up separately and included in the total.

Key Information and Development Areas
Sections on the Right side of the header bar are key information resources. They are intended to act as bases for further active development:
Lists the Member Theatres who are active across London. Theatres wishing to circulate your programmes, join here.
This section has our current information on the 32 boroughs. It needs to be actively developed, but obtaining the information is complex. There is a wide diversity of educational organisation. So the following areas need to be mapped:
- does your borough have a drama policy?
- who are the key contacts for us to circulate information?
If you have information then please send it to us to develop this section.
Information about drama organisations or individual practitioners who are special members of London Drama. Their pages usually contain links to their own websites. Contact us if you would like some space to feature your own work in a particular phase
Phases: Primary/SEN/Secondary/Post-16/Community.
We have posted a base for each area. Please send us relevant up-dates. This will form the basis for you to contribute to maintaining and developing drama across each phase. It is also available for you to post news, information and pictures about the phase of education you work in on sub pages attached to the landing page. Contact us if you would like some space on there to feature your own work in a particular phase.

Our Resources section contains contacts for teaching resources, PDF files to download, and links to other useful websites. Again, we envisage this section to grow over time and we would encourage you to suggest PDF files and/or links that we can feature there.
   - London Drama and National Drama Publications
   - National Research contacts
It also features a subpage DiE/TiE Research Resources containing:
   - LD Research Units/the Development of Drama and Theatre in Education in London from its beginnings in the 1950's to date

And that's about it. But if you need further guidance on this website, have any suggestions to make navigation on the site easier or have ideas for using the Web-site to develop Drama in any of the Phases please do not hesitate to contact us. Happy browsing!

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.