STSD at the Globe
Members of STSD on a tour of The Globe Theatre as part of their Professional Development Day held in August 2015

The STSD, Society of Teachers of Speech and Drama, is the UK’s professional membership organisation for qualified and trainee teachers of Speech and Drama, supporting and representing our members around the world.

As a not-for-profit organisation, founded in 1914, we were formed to encourage and promote the highest standards of teaching within the Speech and Drama field, to connect teachers of communication, performance and life skills and to act as a voice of the profession.

Soon after the Second World War the STSD became what it is today, from the amalgamation of two much earlier Associations formed to protect the professional interests of qualified, specialist teachers of Speech and Drama, to encourage the highest standards of teaching and to promote the study and knowledge of Speech and Dramatic Art in every form.

The aims of The Society today are much the same, although its interests have broadened to include the business world.

We provide our members with the opportunity to interact with like-minded professionals (individuals) from a teaching, theatre and business background; offer on-going professional development and aim to enhance presentation and performance skills in education, theatre and the changing workplace.

Close links have been forged with the Drama Schools and Examination Boards and its publications are read world wide.

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Members of STSD performing poems by William Wordsworth at our 2018 Conference in Ambleside.