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Teacher professional development (CPD)

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The National Theatre is here to help teachers spark creativity in the classroom.

Enhance your skills, stay up to date with theatre education techniques and take part in our year-round CPD programme.

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Let’s Perform CPD


Are you a KS2 teacher planning an end of summer term production? Join us for an exciting CPD day at the National Theatre.

Learn from theatre professionals how to create an outstanding piece of theatre in your school, with minimum stress and maximum enjoyment for staff, pupils and the whole school community.

Date: Thursday 23 May, 2024
Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Location: Clore Learning Centre, National Theatre, London
Cost: Free

Sign up for the Let’s Perform CPD

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Let’s Perform CPD, 2023


Drama Teacher Conference


Leading drama experts and practitioners come together to inspire, inform and upskill. Our Drama Teacher Conference returns in 2024.

Find out more about the Drama Teacher Conference

If you have any questions, please email

Applications for the 2024 conference are now closed.

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Drama Teacher Conference, 2023

What teachers say:

I have lots of new ideas to help my students engage creatively with texts, as well as improving accessibility of texts.

– Teacher, Primary CPD 2023

So clear, so helpful, immediately actionable.

– 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

Our funders

The Mohn Westlake Foundation supports nationwide Learning programmes for young people.

Nationwide learning is supported by Buffini Chao Foundation, Clore Duffield Foundation, Tim & Sarah Bunting, MFPA Trust Fund for the Training of Disabled Children in the Arts, Behrens Foundation, Cleopatra Trust, and The Andor Charitable Trust.


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Jane Ball 
Deputy Head of Schools Engagement

Jess Moffat 
Project Manager, Schools Engagement

Katy McEntee 
Senior Coordinator, Schools Engagement

Jess Martins
Coordinator, Schools Engagement

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Drama Teacher Conference 2023
photos © Emma Hare

Let’s Perform 2023
photos © Ellie Kurttz

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