The Spelthorne and Runnymede Drama Festival

The Spelthorne & Runnymede Drama Festival is one of the oldest one-act drama festivals in the country and has been going for over 60 years. Originally called the ‘Spelthorne Drama Festival’ we operated as an independent drama festival, but in more recent years we have become affiliated to the National Drama Festivals Association (NDFA) and our winning entries are eligible for selection to the British All Winners Festival. Additionally the winner of our new play category is eligible to be put forward to the NDFA one act playwriting competition.

Entrants have the opportunity to perform in the theatre at the Riverside Arts Centre, Sunbury on Thames which is a really lovely venue and has the benefit and support of our experienced festival team to support their technical needs. They also receive a professional adjudication from an independent GoDA adjudicator.

2021 Drama Festival - Tuesday 19th to Saturday 23rd October

We are pleased to announce that the 2021 Drama Festival is now open for entries and will be a combination of both our traditional live on-stage festival and video entries.

Recent developments regarding the easing of restrictions planned for the next few months gives us confidence that we will be able to hold live, on-stage performances in October. However, the success of last year’s virtual drama festival has prompted us to include the submission of video performances. Entry requirements for live, on-stage performances will follow the usual festival rules, and video entries following those from last year’s virtual festival.

The 2021 Drama Festival will run from Tuesday 19th to Saturday 23rd October, and will be adjudicated by Paul Fowler, GoDA. The deadline for the completion of the Part 1 entry form is 8th August. The standard entry fee applies to all live entries. Click on Forms in the Menu for all the various documents and forms or download the pdf or Word format Part 1 forms here. Please see our Festival Guide for more information about entering the festival.

Video entries will be judged and managed separately from the live performances and details of the virtual awards night are to follow. The deadline for video entries is Friday 1st October, when the videos will be made available via our YouTube channel and open for public voting. All video entries are free, and groups or individuals can submit as many entries as they wish - take a look at our Virtual Festival Guide for more details and entry requirements. Entries must be submitted by email to entry@spelthornerunnymededramafestival.co.uk anytime prior to the deadline.

If you have any questions or require any further information, please contact us here: enquiries@spelthornerunnymededramafestival.co.uk.

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