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Self Advocacy for Drama Teachers Conference

30th-31st May 2024

Bromsgrove Hotel & Spa, Birmingham

National Drama is excited to be returning to the Conference circuit in this, our year of advocacy. Our ‘Self-Advocacy for Drama Teachers’ conference offers secondary teachers and all those involved in the Drama Education field an opportunity to come together in person over two days to explore ways we can all be subject champions for Drama learning.

National Drama Conferences

National Drama organises regional, national and international conferences to provide opportunities for drama and theatre educators, practitioners, and students to come together and share knowledge, ideas and best practices. These conferences offer a platform for attendees to engage in critical dialogue, collaborate and build networks with peers. Through these events, National Drama aims to contribute to the development of drama and theatre education, promote the value of drama as a foundation school subject, and advocate for the importance of drama in young people’s lives.

Upcoming Conferences

Get ready for three insightful ND conferences in 2024!

  • National secondary teachers conference – 30 & 31 May 2024, Bromsgrove Hotel & Spa, Birmingham
  • Regional conference on SEND education – 21 June 2024, University of Reading
  • Regional primary education conference- end of 2024

More details coming soon. Stay tuned!

Major ND Conferences in the Past

Nov 2019Celebrating Drama – 30 years of National Drama!University of Nottingham, Nottingham
Apr 2018Drama SpaHomerton College, Cambridge
Jul 2013Heathcote ReconsideredUniversity of Greenwich, London
Apr 2011Drama – Same Difference: Diversity and Mutuality of
Process and Practice
University of Swansea, Swansea
Apr 2008Drama – Mind, Body, and SpiritSt Aidan’s College, Durham University, Durham
Apr 2006Drama for the FutureUniversity of Winchester, Winchester
Apr 2004Thinking DramaUniversity of Kent, Canterbury
Apr 2002Creative Waves – The Arts in Education 2002Edinburgh University, Edinburgh
Apr 2000The Shape of Things to Come – 10th Anniversary ConferenceUni. College of Ripon & York St John, York
Apr 1998Drama Now! And the Challenge of Tomorrow?Christ Church College, Canterbury
Sep 1995National Drama/Ulster Drama – Towards a Better FutureThe Conway Centre, Anglesey
Apr 1995Drama & The New National Curriculum – An Entitlement for All?University of Sheffield, Sheffield
Aug 1994National Drama/IATA – Drama, Education and Cultural ValuesUniversity of Warwick, Coventry
Mar 1994Other People’s Stories – Tackling Issues in Drama through the Images in Children’s LiteratureManchester Metropolitan University, Manchester
Sep 1993The Relationship between Drama and Learning – An International Research ConferenceInstitute of Education, London
Apr 1993The Field of DramaVan Mildert College, University of Durham, Durham
Sep 1992A Celebration of PracticeUniversity of East Anglia, Norwich
Apr 1992National Drama/NATD Joint National Conference –  Education or Catastrophe?  Which Way do We Go?Manchester Polytechnic, Manchester
Sep 1991Empowering Teachers – The Role of Professional Development Courses in DramaSt Luke’s College, Exeter
Apr 1991Framing the Future – Drama and the Performing ArtsEdge Hill College, Ormskirk
Sep 1990Drama: Influence and Change 
Drama’s Role in the Growth and Development of Education
The College of Ripon & York St John, York
Mar-Apr 1990One Voice – National Drama Inaugural ConferenceNottingham University, Nottingham

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