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.
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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. 
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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Management Committee

London Drama is a Company Limited by Guarantee (number 2570343) and a Charity (number 1001819). Committee members therefore have the option of being Trustees of the Charity, which all of them are. The current members of the Committee are:

Amanda KiplingAmanda Kipling (Chair, H/E Rep.)
Amanda has taught Drama at Secondary level and as a freelance practitioner and is currently PGCE Drama Course leader at Goldsmiths College. She says: ‘London Drama had plenty of opportunities to offer me which swiftly extended my CV in a way my school job never could – board member, course programme co-ordinator, treasurer, chair, trustee, membership officer... It was this experience which has underpinned a very happy and successful freelance career.’

Carol OlivierCarol Olivier (Primary Schools Rep.)
Carol is a teacher with experience in the full curriculum in all the primary years and with drama and dance in the Foundation stage. She has also been a deputy and acting head, was on the board of the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith and has trained primary teachers in Drama and Storytelling.

Chris Lawrence is the Coordinator of London Drama. He has worked as a class teacher in both Primary and Secondary Schools, as Head of Drama, Advisory Drama Teacher and as Leader of a TiE Team. He is also a Trustee of Southwark Arts Forum, Southwark Theatres Education Partnership, Blue Elephant Theatre and a member of the National Drama editorial Team.

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.