Thu 5 Oct 2023: 8:30AM
Midland Actors Theatre and the University of Aberdeen

Dorothy Heathcote Now: International Drama Conference 2023

Venue: School of Education, MacRobert Building, King’s College, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, AB24 5UA
Prices: from £130.72

Dorothy Heathcote was ahead of her time. Her work continues to provide models, inspiration, and challenges. Her vision of a revolution in the way we think about education seems even more urgent now than ever. This conference will combine talks and workshops. There is an emphasis on practice, with a particular focus this year on drama conventions and strategies.

The conference will appeal to teachers, drama practitioners, youth theatre workers, students, trainee teachers, and academics.

There is an international line-up of presenters including Cecily O’Neill, Jonothan Neelands, Tony Goode, Stig A. Eriksson, David Montgomery, Jonathan Jones, Sylvan Baker, and Selina Busby, as well as performances from Scottish companies Visible Fictions and 21 Common who utilise the practise in their work. For an in-depth schedule and breakdown of the full conference, take a look at the exciting international programme.

Information Session

YTAS are hosting an information session about the conference, led by one of the creative organisers behind the event. Join us online on Wednesday 6 September where we’ll aim to answer all your questions. If you have any other questions, contact 

Tickets and Bursaries

You have several choices for attending the event. You can book just for one or both ‘Applied Practice’ days; for just the weekend conference; or for the full four days.

YTAS are offering a bursary to help our members attend the Dorothy Heathcote Now conference.

Those who attend the conference with YTAS will get a chance to participate in all parts of the conference while building relationships with the education sector and working collaboratively to develop further skills and knowledge in our artform.  


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