Welcome teachers, teaching assistants, drama practitioners, storytellers, freelancers! Join to access our Drama Lesson Plans, Videos and Live Sessions.

The current discounted price is just $135 (one-off payment) or $35 x 4 months. (You can pay in any currency – the amount will be automatically converted.) Pay via PayPal/credit card or we can invoice your school.

Enrol in The Inspiring Drama Teacher and get instant access to:

Online Course + videos and tutorials

Plus dozens of Zoom recordings packed with really fun games and activities!

Monthly Live Zoom Sessions

Over 40 Lesson Plans to download – and growing!

Drama Lesson Plan Vault

Everything Downloadable

The amount of support and interaction offered is fantastic!

The amount of support and interaction offered is fantastic!

Casey Harling, Bahrain

“I was recently promoted to Lead Teacher of Drama in a Junior School in Bahrain, which requires me to do planning for four year groups, an hour a week, and initially I had no clue how to approach it. I have developed such fun lessons that are so rewarding to teach. This course is a key part of my professional development review at school and I am so proud to see the progress I have made as a teacher.”

“The Inspiring Drama Teacher provides you with everything you need to know to teach Drama. Whether you are teaching Drama full time, a form teacher using drama to better your lessons, or running a drama club, this is a community to be a part of. It is by far the best course I have come across. Not once did I feel lost, or confused or overwhelmed. The amount of support and interaction offered is fantastic!”

The (ever-growing) Drama Lesson Plan Vault:

INCLUDES: Man on the Moon, Somebody Swallowed Stanley, Owl Babies, Dr Know-it-all, Handa’s Surprise, Fire of London, The Monkey King, Go Kart poem by Michael Rosen, Theseus and the Minotaur, The Tell Tale Heart, The Ancient Mariner, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Superheroes, Vaping…

Over 30 original lesson plans developed by current students (for ages ranging from 4-18) are available to download and use straight away

Plus 11 of David Farmer's original lesson plans:

The Tiger Child, Funnybones, The Gruffalo, The Refugee Cat, Away From Home, The King’s Sentence, The Musicians of Bremen Script, Drama Games for Language Teaching, Commedia dell’arte Drama Unit, Introducing Augusto Boal

All these original lesson plans (for ages ranging from 4-16) are available to download and use straight away

In The Inspiring Drama Teacher, in addition to these incredible resources you get instant lifetime access to:

  • Additional downloads, checklists and course materials
  • Monthly live Zoom sessions with the tutor (David Farmer)
  • Submit your course assignment/lesson plan and receive practical feedback
  • Assignment Webinar
  • Course Certificate
  • Access to a private Facebook page to ask questions and share ideas


Thank you for all your precious books and wonderful sharing.

Thank you for all your precious books and wonderful sharing.

Sanjana Kapoor, Freelance Theatre Practitioner

“I love the way you have designed this valuable sharing experience in your on-line course The Inspiring Drama Teacher. I am deeply interested in understanding how to cultivate school teachers into becoming drama teachers in their schools. I live and work in India and more and more schools are getting interested in drama in their classrooms. I’m thrilled that so many teachers responded to my gentle nudge to attend this course. Thank you for all your precious books and wonderful sharing.”

Sanjana Kapoor is well known for her passionate work with theatre over two decades, and for having built Prithvi Theatre into one of India’s premier cultural hubs. The Merchant Ivory film, Shakespeare Wallah, was loosely based on her family, which starred her father and her aunt, actress Felicity Kendal. In 2020 Sanjna was awarded the Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, a knighthood conferred by the Ministry of Culture, Government of France in recognition of significant contributions to the arts, literature and the propagation of these fields.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start?
This self-paced online course is available now. You can start at any time.

How long does the course take?
It’s possible to complete the course including the videos, activities and assignment in 10 hours (or less if you rush through it). However, there is a large amount of really useful optional material including over 25 hours of seminar recordings and more than 30 lesson plans to read, implement and download. So you’ll be able to return to the course again and again!

How long do I have access to the course?
After you enrol, you have unlimited lifetime access – across any and all devices you own.

Is there a certificate?
A Course Certificate is awarded on completion of the Course Assignment.

Do I have to do the assignment?
Nope! You can do as much or as little of the course as you want, at your own pace, without doing the assignment.

What does the course assignment involve?
When you have worked through all the units you are invited to submit a simple lesson plan using at least four of the techniques you have covered. This will be returned to you with constructive advice after which you will receive the Course Certificate!

What if I am unhappy with the course?
We’ve worked hard on this course and are confident you’re going to love it. We offer a Risk Free Guarantee so if for any reason in the first 30 days after the course starts you decide that it ‘s not for you there is a no-questions-asked refund policy.

What They Said…
…about The Inspiring Drama Teacher
‘Thank you so much for your lovely email and feedback. I have thoroughly enjoyed the course and taken so much away from it. You have truly given me so many useful ideas, themes, games etc that have made my teaching so much easier. Having also brought so many of your books and used them widely in various contexts I’m excited to do the same this year.’
Becky Oliver, Wales, UK

‘This course came to me at a time when I needed something to think about that had nothing to do with covid and it was a wonderful distraction, I thoroughly enjoyed it and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.’
Amanda Munday, UK

‘I have never had any formal drama teaching myself, but ended up teaching drama as no-one else would… David builds a layer of tools that you can easily adapt to create fun, engaging, powerful, and informative lesson plans. It is indeed inspiring!’
Michelle Godfrey, Canada

‘Thank you for the amazing course. I felt very supported throughout. I loved seeing the activities in action! I have also received the drama books today and can’t wait to read them.’
Priyanthi Williams, Tanzania

‘I adore the fact that each one of the techniques you suggest is chosen carefully for its importance and special meaning. This gives a boost of confidence to the teacher and a feeling of quality and respect to the whole class. Thank you David for transmitting your valuable experience in such an explicit way!’
Theodora Nakou, Thessaloniki, Greece

‘You are a master and I have so enjoyed being able to share in your knowledge! I have also now thought about how I could empower some of the teachers at my school with drama skills for their classes’
Louise Yeadon, South Africa

‘Your course was amazing. It’s been interesting, engaging and, most importantly, very practical, providing activities which I could really use in class. At the beginning of the school year I was asked to teach a drama class and I felt completely lost. I found your course online and it really saved me! I tried out almost all the activities you suggested and they were a huge success. My students, Italian teens in a state middle school, were enthusiastic,  and I started feeling more and more confident. At the end of the school year we managed to perform a short and simplified version of Romeo and Juliet (which seemed really impossible at the beginning!) and it was a very fulfilling experience for us all.’
Roberta Carnevale, Italy

‘Love seeing the activities in action. Short concise examples which are straight to the point. Love how flexible it is as well. Able to pop in when I can.’
Bridie King, Australia

‘The format of the course is just right. I’m supposed to be switching off from school for the hols! But this course is so enjoyable and I can’t help but be inspired. The units were interesting and fun to do – and manageable (time wise), a really well designed course.’
Kate Beverly, Scotland

‘Thank you so much for all the lessons and the added extras. I am enjoying the straight-forward, step-by-step lessons. The timing is perfect as I shall use some/all of these ideas and stories in my lessons this term, after the students have taken their exams next week.’
Lucy Cooper, UK

If you’re wondering whether to sign up for one of David Farmer’s courses DO IT! Whether new to drama or an ‘old hand’, you’ll end up with a range of exciting and fun drama ideas to freshen up your teaching, as well as making connections with other drama teachers across the globe and benefiting from sharing experiences and expertise.
Nicky Nicholls, UK

Writer and Teacher