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News and Updates

29th June 2021: Oberon Books Collection is now complete

This content update includes stand-out plays from some of today’s foremost British playwrights, such as Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, Inua Ellams, Dennis Kelly and Laura Wade, as well as key contemporary writers from the USA, such as Clare Barron and Anne Washburn.

Download the complete Oberon Books Collection title list here


May 2021: Over 120 new titles from Methuen, Faber & Faber, Nick Hern Books, and L.A. Theatre Works now live.

Download the Core Collection title list here.
Download the Nick Hern Books title list here.
Download the L.A. Theatre Works title list here.

February 2021: Oberon Books Collection is now live

Discover ground-breaking British plays and the best of international drama and plays in translation

Download the Oberon Books Collection title list here


December 2020: Drama Online is one of Library Journal's Must-Have Databases for Academic and Public Libraries 2020!

Read more on Library Journal here.


November 2020: 90 new titles from Methuen, Faber & Faber, and Nick Hern Books now live.

Download the Core Collection title list here.
Download the Nick Hern Books title list here.
October 2020: The Stratford Festival Shakespeare Collection - now live

10 filmed performances including: Antony and Cleopatra, Hamlet, King John, King Lear, Love's Labour's Lost, Macbeth, The Adventures of Pericles, Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, and Timon of Athens

29th September 2020: Critical Studies and Performance Practice 2020 Update

New critical studies titles range from ShakesFear and How to Cure It, to Visions of Tragedy in Modern American Drama. Performance practice titles include those by working theatre practitioners, such as Patsy Rodenburg and Russell Jackson.

Download the 2020 Update title list here

Find out more about the Critical Studies and Performance Practice collection here

12th August 2020: RSC Live Collection completes with 4 new films

As You Like It, The Taming of the Shrew, Measure for Measure and Timon of Athens

Drama Online migration to new platform in July 2020
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April 2020: 6 new films now live in the National Theatre Collection

Drawing on 10 years of NT Live broadcasts and featuring 30 titles, this collection is now complete.

COVID-19 Response

Drama Online is now available to academic institutions upon request through the end of May 2020, at no cost or obligation and on an unlimited access basis. Find out more here.

The National Theatre Collection, already free to UK state schools and state-funded FE Colleges, is now available to those UK pupils and teachers via remote access. For a temporary period, whilst schools and colleges remain closed, log-in details can be shared with pupils to access resources at home. Register your school here.


March 2020: 90 new playtexts from Methuen, Faber & Faber, and Nick Hern Books now live.

Download the Core Collection title list here.
Download the Nick Hern Books title list here.
Case Studies

Find out how Drama Online has transformed teaching and learning by opening up new themes, topics, and ways of approaching the material.

January 2020: 5 new films now live in the National Theatre Collection

Drawing on 10 years of NT Live broadcasts, this collection now offers 24 titles.