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.

2020 Virtual Drama Festival

In light of the uncertainty regarding live events, we have decided to make this years event a Virtual Festival.

We have abandoned the normal festival rule book and are opening the festival to a wider range of entries from any individuals that are affiliated to a Drama Group. Entries must be submitted as a video, up to 10 minutes long, and can include as many or few people in the video as you wish. Entry to our virtual festival is free! In addition to performed pieces, we will welcome :
  • Monologues and duologues
  • Mime
  • Puppetry
  • Stop-motion animation
  • Poetry readings
Take a look at our Virtual Festival Guide to see full details of entry rules and requirements, and click here to submit your entry.

The closing date for completed submissions is Thursday 1st October 2020, and following this we will open our YouTube Channel where we will be asking you all to vote against a number of award categories. We will then host a number of live video streams in the run-up to the final awards broadcast on Saturday 24th October 2020.

If you have any questions or require any further information, please contact us here:

Supporters and Past Entrants

Pyrford Little Theatre

Teddington Theatre Club

Barn Theatre
The Fringe
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