UK Theatre 10 Principles

November 3rd, 2021

On Monday SOLT and UK Theatre released an updated version of their 10 Principles for creating safe and inclusive working spaces in the theatre industry, to help tackle bullying, harassment and discrimination.

The FDS, along with 20 other leading industry trade bodies, membership organisations, unions and members of AAPTLE, supports these Principles.

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Drama Training during a pandemic

October 16th, 2020

Sally Ann Gritton, Mountview’s Director of Academic Affairs and Head of Undergraduate Performance, tells us how Mountview adapted to lockdown, and outlines the ongoing ways in which the institution is adapting to current restrictions.

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How will technical theatre training look in the new Covid world?

September 21st, 2020

When we hit lockdown in March 2020, FDS Schools immediately cancelled their usual summer term productions and showcases. Teaching and learning moved online for the rest of the academic year with Zoom productions and virtual projects replacing normal activities; not just for performers but across all the production and technical arts students. GSA's Head of Technical Theatre Arts, Jo Franklin, looks at how technical training courses are adapting for the new academic year in our new Covid world.

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Federation of Drama Schools Response to Covid-19 Pandemic

April 9th, 2020

Defending, protecting and supporting our students, colleagues, institutions and the creative industries during this unprecedented time.

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Dublin Showcase 2019

November 26th, 2019

Charis McRoberts, graduate from Royal Birmingham School of Acting, shares her experience of the 2019 FDS Dublin showcase

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Report on the Joint FDS Audition with ALRA, DSL and Italia Conti (March 30th and 31st 2019)

June 6th, 2019

Report on the FDS joint Drama School Auditions in Newcastle and Doncaster

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Why do we charge audition fees?

June 6th, 2019

Students often ask why Drama Schools charge audition fees. Here we answer why these are charged and also discuss options for those that cannot afford these fees.

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The Benefits of Training: The Bigger Picture

April 30th, 2019

Simon Naylor from Spotlight asks the crucial questions - Is Drama School training needed? Is it actually worth all the expense? What do I actually get from it?

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Considering a career in Technical Theatre?

January 28th, 2019

Head of Production at GSA Jo Franklin talks passionately about her love of technical theatre and offers advice and guidance for potential students

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Top 10 Audition Tips

January 3rd, 2019

Take control of your audition with our helpful tips to improve your preparation and execution

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