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National Drama is the UK’s leading subject association for Drama teachers and theatre educators.

These are very challenging times for Drama and for those working as specialist Drama teachers within the education system.  ND lobbies tirelessly for all children and young people to have access to high quality Drama teaching in school time, as a statutory entitlement.  ND also promotes high quality and sustained partnerships between schools, theatres and other arts organisations and providers, as important contributors to overall Drama provision.

ND’s elected officers are highly committed a professionals, who offer their services to ND, as unpaid volunteers. ND’s members are represented at many meetings with various key agencies, such as the DfE, DCMS and ACE.

We actively support and contribute to the work of the Cultural Learning Alliance and ND is a founder member of the Council for Subject Associations (CfSA), the United Kingdom Alliance for Arts Education (UKAAE) and the International Drama Theatre and Education Association (IDEA), as well as IDEA Europe.

I strongly urge all drama teachers and those involved with drama, theatre and education, across the sector, to join National Drama and become active members.  Our members include those working in schools, universities, theatres, arts organisations, as well as student teachers and post graduates. ND is also proud of its international membership and reputation.

The ND website, our international peer-reviewed e-journal, Drama Research, and our magazine of professional practice, Drama, are all testament to the organisation’s commitment to meeting its members’ ongoing professional needs.

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

National Drama is a charity, registration number 1173215.

National Drama

  • Registered charity 1173215
  • nd@nationaldrama.org.uk
  • The Crypt Centre
    St Mary Magdalene's Church
    Munster Square
    London NW1 3PT

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