Who is eligible for access, and where do I register?

Access to the National Theatre Collection is available free to UK state-funded schools and Further Education Colleges by completing the registration form. Please follow the instructions provided and read, download and print for future reference the National Theatre Collection Licence/Terms of Use.

When will I receive my access details?

JCS aims to organise your access within 5 working days. Once we have verified and set your school’s access up, you will receive an email notification with your access details. Please check your junk mail if you haven’t seen an email from JCS after 5 days.

Which plays are included in the National Theatre Collection?

For the list of titles, please visit the JCS Drama Online webpages here. Please note the free access is only to the National Theatre Collections on the Drama Online platform.

How long will we get it free?

There is no end date to the free access for UK state schools and colleges and we expect it to continue for some time to come. You should therefore feel confident in building the productions into your lesson plans.

I’m struggling to log in, what should I do?

Go to https://www.dramaonlinelibrary.com, click log in (in the top right-hand corner of the screen) and enter the username and password that you have been emailed under ‘Access log in’.

If the log in doesn’t work please try the following:

  • Clear your cache and browsing data
  • Try a different browser
  • Copy and paste the username and password (careful not to include any blank spaces)
  • Make sure you are entering the details under ‘Access log in’ not ‘Personal log in’
  • Please do not go to ‘log in through my institution’ as this will not work

If you’re seeing a message similar to ‘Authentication failed. No IP address found for this account’, this means the username and password have been entered incorrectly. Please ignore the IP message as no IP is required for the access. Follow the above steps to resolve.

You will know you are logged in when you see ‘Access provided by’ and then your institution name in the top right-hand corner.

What other content is available on the Drama Online platform?

The Drama Online Library is made up of 19 collections in total which are available via subscription. If you would like more information on these please click here. We offer free trials to the Drama Online Library so please email support@jcsonlineresources.org with your institution name to request one for your school.