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For Teachers

For Teachers

Drama Teacher Conference 2019

Booking now open
Join us during February half term for two days of inspiring professional development, exploring theatre practice through workshops, talks, discussions and masterclasses with a variety of fantastic theatre-makers, including NT artists and staff.

Tickets are available for both days, Day 1, and Day 2: click the links for more information and to book.

CPD Courses

Our programme of continuing professional development courses for teachers explores different aspects of teaching drama, making theatre in school, and personal impact in the classroom. Led by expert theatre practitioners who understand the particular demands of working in schools, you will learn professional approaches tailored for use in class.

Course fees include notes, lunch (for full-day courses) and a ticket to an NT production. Book online, by telephone on 020 7452 3000 or by emailing box office to reserve a place. Courses take place at the John Lyons Education Studio, NT Studio, The Cut, London SE1 8LL.


Teacher Previews

We offer teachers an opportunity to attend some National Theatre productions at a discounted rate. There are a limited number of teacher tickets available for selected productions, so we employ a ballot process for ticket allocation. Complimentary programmes are also available at selected performances. If you have any questions, or if you would like to be added to the Teacher Previews mailing list, please contact Andrew Pritchard, Secondary & FE Programme Coordinatorquoting ‘Teacher Previews Mailing List’ in the subject line:

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 and heritage to school groups. Teachers will have access to paper-based and audio collections, the film archive, and a wealth of NT Archive content. Supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund. For more information or to register your interest, please contact Andrew Pritchard, Secondary & FE Programme Coordinator, quoting ‘NT Archive Teacher Placement’ in the subject line:


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.


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: