Cultural Learning Alliance

Culture is about conversations. And at a time when it seems we’re not talking enough to each other, and generations can be divided, these conversations become more and more important

Dea Birkett
Founder, Kids in Museums


Drama and Theatre

These organisations provide specialist advice, guidance, networks and professional development in drama and theatre.

National Drama is the UK's leading professional association of Drama Educators. It is an open and inclusive organisation that welcomes all those involved in Drama for learning and theatre education in any context or setting. The benefits of membership include access to a network of other ND members locally, regionally, nationally and internationally; regional and national conferences with reduced rates for members; access to specialist research; and the opportunity to be involved in new research and visit the website members-only area.

TYA UK Centre of ASSITEJ is a network for makers and promoters of professional theatre for young audiences, linking the UK to theatres, organisations and individual artists around the world. They work for a fuller awareness of the value of theatre for young audiences. Their members and partners in the UK deliver, support and promote professional development for established and emerging artists, festivals and conferences, and provide information about plays, artists, events and trends worldwide.

National Association of the Teaching of Drama (NATD) is an association of teachers from all phases of education. At its heart is the pedagogy of Dorothy Heathcote and the methodology of Drama in Education although all forms of Drama and Theatre are embraced.

The Newman Experiment, Creative Futures Award, Spring 2009, Touring schools across Birmingham. The Play House. Photo: Gavin Medza.
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