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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.

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Merry Christmas!

Wishing a Merry Christmas to all friends and supporters of the Welwyn Drama Festival! Hoping to see you in May 2018 at the Barn Theatre for the 84th Festival, as performer, crew or audience member.  Best wishes from the Chairman and Directors.

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!

Have you entered yet?

4 months to go until the festival opens, 10 days to get your entry in!  As always we will accept late entries over the next few weeks but need to have the chance to read and review the scripts, organise the programme and ramp up the publicity. So if you are thinking of entering this year, please let us know and get your script to us as soon as you can.

Thank you so much, looking forward to  another successful Welwyn Drama Festival!

Welwyn Drama Festival 2017

Thinking of entering a one act play into some drama festivals? Why not include the Welwyn Drama Festival in May 2017, held at the Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City? We believe that we are the longest-running one-act drama festival in the UK and are proud of our welcoming, friendly and helpful stage crew. We welcome teams from all over the country. We are not a qualifying round for the AETF, but our winners are eligible for the NDFA British All-Winners Festival, usually held in July. Our adjudicator this year is former GoDA chairman and Director  of the Swan Theatre, Worcester, Chris Jaeger MBE GoDA.

Explore the information on our website and download an entry-form-2017. Entries are welcome any time, with a closing date of 31st January 2017.

Looking forward to hearing from you!