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For Teachers

For Teachers

Drama Teacher Conference, 20-21st February 2020

Every February half term, the National Theatre delivers two days of workshops, Q&As and sessions for drama teachers' continued professional development. We focus on offering work in line with the curriculum with established and new theatre-makers, NT staff and more. In the past, contributors have included Katie Mitchell, Complicite, Sally Cookson and Frantic Assembly. 

The 2020 Conference is now fully booked, if you would like to be added to the waiting list please fill in our Expression of Interest Form. 

Mailing List

Sign up to our mailing list for our Schools and Colleges programmes, you will hear from us about schools' tickets, workshops, conferences and more. If you're new to the National, you will need to register with your personal and school's details.If you would like to contact us directly, please email with your name, your school name and your job title.

Teacher Previews

Teacher Previews offer reduced price tickets to National Theatre shows for teachers, available to state schools. Due to limited capacity, these are not available for independent school teachers. If you have any questions, or if you would like to be added to the Teacher Previews mailing list, please sign up to our Teacher Preview List. 

Costume and Props Hire

Teachers will find stock accessible and well categorised for easy selection. Our clear pricing structure is useful for budgeting and we offer a special discount for educational groups. Visit the Costume and Props Hire pages for more information.

NT Archive Teacher Placement

A unique opportunity for secondary teachers to undertake a short placement and develop, with NT Learning, new ways of opening up the National Theatre's history to school groups. Teachers will have access to paper-based and audio collections, the film archive, and a wealth of NT Archive content. Many teachers use a placement to explore resources for their own professional development.

Placements are flexible, but we suggest that teachers spend the equivalent of 2-10 days carrying out a placement. This could be half a day, weekly over the course of a term or half term, or over a more concentrated period in the summer holidays.

During your time in the Archive, you will be supported in your research by Archive staff and a member of the Learning team. We will ask you to complete a short guide/resource for other teachers/students to use when they visit the Archive to look at your chosen study area.

For more information, or to register your interest, please contact Jane Ball, Secondary & FE Programme Manager, quoting ‘NT Archive Teacher Placement’ in the subject line: the information below:

- Name
- School
- Subject
- Why would you like to take up a placement in the National Theatre Archive?
- Which area are you interested in researching?
- When would you like to take up your placement?

Please note that we will always try to accommodate your first choice of placement dates, but may not always be able to do so.

Bookshop Teacher Discount

Playtexts and other performing arts books can be purchased at the NT bookshop with a teacher discount of 10%. To pre-order class sets or get advice on further resources, please contact the Bookshop: