Drama and Theatre Education Matter: hear young voices

15 September, 2023 | by Rushi P

The future of Drama and Theatre Education in schools, theatres and universities is deeply concerning. Whilst it is recognised that there are many emerging and imminent financial crises to be addressed, the current educational context is the result of reductionist policies that have seen theatre practice, learning theory and the art of drama marginalised over a number of years.

The DTEA is seeking funding of £5,000 in order to help us to engage politicians, of all political persuasion, in conversations with young people concerning the future of Drama and Theatre Education in schools, universities and theatres.

The DTEA intends to host a series of education seminars this year which will enable young people to speak to policy makers about their experiences in drama and theatre. These conversations will be informed by the following aspirations:



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