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Drama Teacher Conference 2019: Two day package

21 - 22 February 2019
Running Time: 10am - 5pm each day

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.

The full programme includes:

  • Director Katie Mitchell (When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other, Cleansed, Waves at the National Theatre) in conversation with Dan Rebellato
  • Physical theatre company Frantic Assembly (Movement Directors for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time)
  • NT Head of Voice, Jeannette Nelson
  • Jesse Jones, director and co-founder of devising company, Wardrobe Ensemble (Education, Education, Education)
  • Verbatim company Lung Theatre  (creators of Trojan Horse, E15, Chilcot)
  • Puppeteers Toby Olié and Finn Caldwell (original War Horse cast and founders of Gyre and Gimble
  • Dom Bilkey, Head of Sound and Video at the National Theatre
  • Kane Husbands, Artistic Director of The PappyShow
  • Director Sally Cookson (Treasure Island, Peter Pan and Jane Eyre at the National Theatre)
  • Dialect Coach and Actor, Hazel Holder (As You Like It, Medea and Nine Night at the National Theatre)
  • Theatre reviewers, Maddy Costa and Alice Saville
  • Emma Reidy, Digital Content Producer at the National Theatre, and Sam Sedgman, writer and digital producer
  • Director, Ned Bennett (Pomona, Yen, An Octoroon at the National Theatre) and Designer, Georgia Lowe (An Octoroon at the National Theatre)

Panel Discussion: Exploring Contemporary Practitioners with:

  • Emma Rice (Artistic Director, Wise Children and former Artistic Director, Kneehigh)
  • Suzanne Andrade ( Co-founder 1927)
  • Sharon Kanolik (Head of Learning and Participation, Frantic Assembly)
  • Colin Nightingale (Creative Producer, Punchdrunk)


The conference fee includes lunch, refreshments and a ticket to a National Theatre production on the evening of Thursday 21 February.

The Drama Teacher Conference is now fully booked, if you are interested in other opporutnities please contact Sarah Eastaff, Secondary and FE Programme Manager Seastaff@nationaltheatre.org.uk

‘The conference feels like a present to drama teachers - a creative luxury both rewarding and informative.’  Teacher, 2017 conference

‘I am taking so much new stuff into my classes and my pupils love it! Invaluable.’ Teacher, 2018 conference

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