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Resources for teachers

Resources for teachers

Drama Teacher Conference

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, Emma Rice, Complicite, Sally Cookson and Frantic Assembly. 

We will release more information about the 2021 Drama Teacher Conference in the Autumn Term, please check back here for more updates.

Digital Resources 

We have an extensive collection of recordings of talks and events, rehearsal diaries and background packs from past productions at the NT. View the resources here.  


Mailing List

Sign up to our mailing list for our Schools and Colleges programmes, you will hear from us about dates for 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.


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.


National Theatre Collection 

The new National Theatre Collection makes the best of British Theatre available worldwide to libraries, schools, universities and the wider education sector. Find out how to acccess the Collection in your school here

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: