National Drama is an open and inclusive organisation and we positively welcome as members all those who are interested in drama and theatre in learning contexts whether in the UK or beyond.

As well as specialist and non-specialist drama teachers in schools, our members include drama and teaching students, theatre workers, lecturers, advisers and consultants, inspectors, freelance arts and creative industry workers anywhere in the drama/theatre/education sector, as well as a strong international membership.

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Annual Membership Rates

Individual Membership £50

As a National Drama Individual Member, you will get a free copy of each issue of Drama magazine, free individual access to Drama Research e.journal, regular news updates and relevant Drama related adverts via our e-newsletters, reduced prices for regional, national and international courses and conferences and ND publications, and a voice in the future of Drama at a national and international level.

Concessionary Membership £25

Those who are unwaged, who are retired or who are students (proof of student status may be requested) are entitled to the full benefits of individual membership at this reduced rate.

UK School Membership £75

UK schools (primary or secondary) are eligible for school membership. Full benefits as per Individual Membership but additionally includes two copies of Drama magazine per issue and member discount prices for two persons at National Drama events.

Organisation Membership £90

TIE and children’s theatre companies, theatre education departments, drama and theatre related organisations, youth theatres, and schools/organisations outside the UK are eligible for organisation membership. Full benefits but additionally includes two copies of Drama magazine per issue and member discount prices for two persons at National Drama events. You are also entitled to a free listing on the Organisation Members page in our Directories section.

International Membership £75

Individuals outside the UK are entitled to full individual benefits at this rate.

If you are uncertain about which membership category is suitable for you, please email:

Payment is accepted via PayPal and all memberships are renewed annually. A renewal payment will be setup automatically but you have complete control over this. Select the appropriate Membership option from the PayPal icon on the Membership Application Form. If you want us to invoice your school or organisation please email

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