National Council for Drama Training

The National Council for Drama Training (NCDT)[1] was a partnership of employers in the theatre, broadcast and media industry, employee representatives and training providers from 1976 to 2012.

National Council for Drama Training
Merged intoConference of Drama Schools
SuccessorDrama UK
Extinction31 July 2012
Headquarters1-7 Woburn Walk, London, WC1H 0JJ
United Kingdom


The National Council for Drama Training (NCDT) was established in 1976 following the publication of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation report 'Going on the Stage'[2] into professional training for drama. NCDT has been supported by the performing arts industry and charged with maintaining standards at the nation's top drama schools. For many years NCDT has been providing assurance for students, their parents and funders that courses approved by NCDT are preparing students for careers in the drama profession. The council existed to act as a champion for the industry by working to optimise support for professional drama training and education, embracing change and development. Its primary role was to safeguard the highest standards and provides a credible process of quality assurance through accreditation for vocational drama courses in further and higher education in the UK. In 2012 they merged with the Conference of Drama Schools to form Drama UK.

See also


  1. team, Central. "National Council for Drama Training (NCDT)". National Archives, 6 July 2007. Archived from the original on 6 July 2007. Retrieved 17 August 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

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