All posts by wdfweb

85th Festival Programme is published!

We are very pleased to be able to bring you a varied programme of plays for the 85th Welwyn Drama Festival. Please join us on one or more nights to support our visiting teams from Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridge, Essex, London, Liverpool and Wales, and celebrate the variety and amazing talent that can be found in amateur theatre in the UK.  Tickets are available through the Barn Theatre Box Office, £11 per evening, £40 season ticket for all 6 nights.


Final call for entries!

Officially, less than one week to submit your entries to the 85th Welwyn Drama Festival. If you need an extra week or two, make sure you contact us by the closing date so we know to expect your entry! 7 received, 3 promised, 3 tentative – what about you? Don’t miss out! Download a form at Information for Teams

Why not enter? 85th Welwyn Drama Festival

Our next festival will be held 13-18 May 2019, and once again at the delightful Barn Theatre in Welwyn Garden City.

We are very pleased to announce that our adjudicator will be Chris Baglin GoDA.

If you wish to enter a play, please complete an entry form and send it, along with a printed copy of the script, to the address on the form.

The closing date for entries is 31st January 2019. We will aim to inform you around the beginning of April whether your entry has been accepted, and which day your performance has been scheduled.

If this is the first time you have entered the Welwyn Drama Festival, please ensure you familiarise yourselves with the rules and technical information.  If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Open for Entries!

Thinking of entering a play to the prestigious Welwyn Drama Festival? Now’s your chance! The website has been updated and this year’s entry form is available to download. all awards 2018

You will also find other information to support your entry: our rules; a checklist of what needs to be done; stage information; a guide to what adjudicators are looking for, written by the current chairman of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators, Jan Palmer Sayer.

Our adjudicator this year will be Chris Baglin GoDA. This will be his first visit to the Welwyn Drama Festival. Chris was seen at the Barn Theatre last year adjudicating our sister festival, the Welwyn Garden City Youth Drama Festival.

2 weeks to go!

The 83rd Welwyn Drama Festival is just two weeks away, have you got your tickets yet? Thirteen teams are busy with their last few rehearsals of fourteen plays, sorting costumes and props, arranging transport for their set or working out the best route to the Barn Theatre. Why not take a look at the schedule and select your night, then pop over to the Barn Theatre website to buy your tickets online. Just £10 a night, or £38 for all 6 nights. Bring a friend, and see how close you get to the adjudicator’s choice – there might be a bottle of Waitrose bubbly in it for you!