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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.

Workshops, networking, and a ticket to one of our productions are all included in the price. Previous conferences have included workshops led by Gecko, Paper Birds, director Lyndsey Turner and many more.

Applications for 2024 Drama Teacher Conference are now open.

2024 Drama Teacher Conference


The conference will take place over two days on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 February 2024 in person at the National Theatre. Leading drama experts and practitioners will come together to inspire, inform and upskill.

Apply for a place at the 2024 Drama Teacher Conference

Tickets are priced at £100 for one day, or you can book both days for £150.

A limited number of bursaries are available. If you have any questions, please email

Confirmed artists for the 2024 conference are:

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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.

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Gecko Theatre

Artwork: Kin by Gecko Theatre.

What teachers say:

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

Nadya Bettioui
Secondary and FE Programme Manager

Katy McEntee
Secondary and FE Programme Coordinator

Jess Martins
Schools Programme Assistant

You can contact the Secondary team on

Photos © Emma Hare
Drama Teacher Conference 2023

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