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Drama Teacher Conference

A large group of teachers doing a movement workshop with Drama Teacher Conference 2022

Enhance your skills and learn from industry professionals with the National Theatre’s annual two-day Drama Teacher Conference.

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Past conferences

2024 Drama Teacher Conference

In February 2024 leading drama experts and practitioners came together to inspire, inform and upskill. The two-day conference included workshops, networking opportunities and a ticket to one of our productions.


I thoroughly enjoyed the conference; the workshops, the chance to meet and network with fellow drama teachers and the free ticket to the production as well! A brilliant couple of days!

– Teacher, Drama Teacher Conference 2024


The chance to reignite creativity, to remind yourself what it is like to be on the receiving end of teaching and learning, to re-inspire and excite the love of the subject – the chance to play and be with like-minded people and feel the joy of theatre!

– Teacher, Drama Teacher Conference 2024

This year’s artist facilitators were:

Dilapidated hospital space. A man lies on a hospital bed in a suit with restraints on. Other suited men walk around him and one has a clipboard. There is a large sunflower growing out the ground by the bed.

Katie Mitchell

Photo © Tristram Kenton. Cleansed, directed by Katie Mitchell at the National Theatre, 2016.

Ian Rickson

Photo © Helen Murray. Ian Rickson in rehearsals for All of Us at the National Theatre, 2022.

A woman runs, carrying a black suitcase with metal trim, her coat and headscarf billowing and blurred, behind her.

Gecko Theatre

Artwork: Kin by Gecko Theatre.

2023 Drama Teacher Conference

Very inclusive and engaging […] direct transferable skills that can be used and adapted for a wide range of ages and abilities in school.

– Teacher, Drama Teacher Conference 2023

A good balance of giving information and hands on practice. Very informative and great suggestions for taking back to the classroom and using with students.

 – Teacher, Drama Teacher Conference 2023

2022 Digital Conference

Lucian Msamati speaking about monologues with a colleague
Play Video

The Art of the Monologue with Lucian Msamati and Amaia Naima Aguinaga

Alecky Blythe speaking about her technique
Play Video

Verbatim Saying It For Real with Alecky Blythe, Sita Thomas and Hasan Dixon

Emma Tompkins and Luke Kernaghan speaking about their method
Play Video

The Language of Design Costume Set and Direction with Emma Tompkins and Luke Kernaghan

Contact us

Katy McEntee
Senior Coordinator, Schools Engagement

Jess Martins
Coordinator, Schools Engagement

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Photos © Emma Hare
Drama Teacher Conference 2024

Photos © Emma Hare
Drama Teacher Conference 2023

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