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Designs on Drama: New National Drama One Day Drama CPD Event
National Drama’s CPD training for secondary teachers on Saturday 11th November 2017: 9am-5pm in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Changing levels: Making KS3 Assessment Work led by Keith Burt; and Teaching Theatre Design - a basic guide led by Neil Francis.
Join us for a day focused on designs for the world of drama in the heart of Shakespeare country. More information here.


National Drama is now a Charity!
National Drama has been informed that its application to the Charity Commission to become a registered charity has been successful! National Drama is now a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) number 1173215. More details and to view the Registration Certificate and the new Constitution of National Drama as a CIO click National Drama as a Charity. (Members only - log in needed).

Our successful major Drama CPD event Which Board to Tread? took place at the Corn Exchange, Newbury, Berkshire and more than 300 Drama teachers attended. Presentations from the major Exam Boards are now posted on our CPD website here.

If you have something you would like to say in support of Drama or a personal journey or a testimonial related to Drama you can have it posted on our website here. We start off with one from Chris Baldwin here.

We also have other resources including suggestions for Plays to Use on our Resources tab and our YouTube channel and other video clips at ND TV.

Welcome to National Drama

putting drama at the heart of learning

National Drama, the UK’s leading professional association for drama teachers and theatre educators, is dedicated to ensuring that all children and young people have the opportunity to learn about and through drama.

Learning through drama is a natural human process – our brains are ‘wired’ for it.  We recognise it as a powerful pedagogy and a creative process that provides a compelling means of exploration, expression and making meaning. Through it we learn what it is to be a human being.

National Drama is dedicated to the development, promotion and support of Drama and Theatre both in the UK and Internationally. We are an open and inclusive organisatiuon – One Forum: Many Voices – and we positively welcome as members all those who are interested in drama and theatre in learning contexts whether in the UK or beyond: see our Membership page.

We believe that teachers need to be learning themselves, practically and theoretically – and this is why National Drama arranges high quality Drama and Theatre Conferences and Events and Publications to support Drama practice. Visit our CPD site at ND CPD; our Magazine site at Drama Magazine; our Research Journal at Drama Research and our Shop site at ND Shop for other publications and backnumbers of past issues of Drama magazine.

If you are interested in the same things then why not join us at Join ND? We would love to have you on board!

National Drama is a charity, registration number 1173215.

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..and become part of a vibrant community of people who are committed to drama and the contribution it makes to the learning of children and young people; committed to the support and development of all who teach through and about drama and theatre; and who are dedicated advocates for drama as an entitlement for all, in and across the curriculum. Join here.



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