Here are a range of online resources you may find useful when teaching drama remotely:

Access scripts online

Drama Online has as vast range of material from both new and classic playwrights.  Playtexts are available to academic institutions on request free until the end of May 2020.

BBC Writers Room provides a script library of BBC TV drama scripts to read and download.

Playshare is curated collection of plays or varying lengths and styles, suitable for youth theatre/school groups (made available through Youth Theatre Ireland).

New Play Exchange is the world's largest digital library of scripts by living writers.  A ‘Reader’ profile to download and read scripts costs $10 per year.

Watch Theatre Online

National Theatre Live has a number of National Theatre productions available free to state funded schools and 6th forms and now to students at home. School needs to register and then can share log in details. 

National Theatre youtube channel is making one of their plays available every Thursday during the lockdown period in the UK. 

Digital Theatre+ has a library of high profile international productions, theory and criticisms and teaching toolkits.  You can access content by subscription or a one-off rental.

Marquee TV has a library of high profile live productions of dance, opera and theatre (including RSC, Royal Opera House, Donmar).

BBC Culture in Quarantine is a curated page of arts content from the BBC with content to watch and listen to and activity suggestions.

The Show Must Go Online Actor Robert Myles has set up a reading group for professional and amateur actors to perform Shakespeare’s complete plays in the order they’re believed to have been written. 

A full performance of Girls Like That by Evan Placey can be seen on youtube.  It was performed by a company of professional and ex-prisoner actors and toured across London schools and prisons in October and the Unicorn Theatre in November 2014.  The play was written for a teenage audience and explores gender equality and the pressures on today’s digital generation.  It won Best Play for Young Audiences at the Writers Guild Award 2015.

Teaching Resources

National Theatre Youtube Channel includes behind the scenes content from their productions and tips for aspiring performers and theatre makers including films on "how we made it" and "how you can make it”.

BBC Bitesize Drama includes resources specifically geared towards drama teaching in the UK curriculum.

Early Modern Theatre provides a range of productions and resources from the University of York. 

Burt's Drama provides a range of drama teaching resources including advice and tips on how to teach Drama remotely from Keith Burt.

Beat By Beat Press (USA) includes a range of free and paid for resources, schemes of work and ideas for remote teaching.

National Drama have produced a range of resources for lockdown.