Drama Resource offers a range of high quality CPD drama courses for teachers, teaching assistants, freelance drama practitioners, actors and directors. Our drama in education courses explore the role of drama across the curriculum, as well as using drama to raise standards in English. Theatre professionals run masterclasses on directing and devising theatre, improvisation and mask, to help improve group performances. We welcome visitors to our courses from across the UK as well as many who travel from international locations.

All our drama courses are highly practical and supported by explanatory notes, enabling participants to easily adapt approaches for their own use. In addition to the courses listed below, Drama Resource also offers INSET training and CPD to primary schools across the UK, including whole-school training days and twilight sessions.


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Drama in the Primary Curriculum Toynbee Studios, London Weds June 8th 10:30am – 4:30pm
This one-day drama CPD course immerses you in activities and ideas which you can take back and use immediately in the primary school classroom or drama club. The focus is on the use of drama strategies to support the revised primary curriculum. Places available… read more
Teaching Shakespeare to Children and Young People Toynbee Studios, London Saturday July 23rd 2016 10:30am – 4:30pm
Celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare with this popular one-day course which outlines a practical approach for teaching Shakespeare to children and young people from key stage 2 right up to teenagers and adults. Places available… read more >
Commedia dell’Arte – Two-Day Course with Didi Hopkins Toynbee Studios, London Sat and Sun July 30th-31st 10:30am – 4:30pm
This highly practical two-day course gives a solid foundation in commedia, exploring masks and character types, physical storytelling, improvisation, lazzi, stagecraft, grommelot and developing scenarios. Places available… read more
Literature and Drama in Language Teaching with David Farmer and Alan Pulverness at the NILE Institute, Norwich from 15-26 August 2016.
This 50-hour course for English Language Teachers explores approaches to using literature in the language classroom and will introduce you to a wide range of drama games and activities. Sessions on the use of literature will focus on ways of promoting the habit of extensive reading and developing creative response strategies to encourage learners to become more active readers. Places available… read more >
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