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.

2022 Drama Festival - Tuesday 18th to Saturday 22nd October

We are pleased to announce that the 2022 Drama Festival is now open for entries and will be a combination of both our traditional live on-stage festival and video entries.

Entry requirements for live, on-stage performances will follow the usual festival rules, and video entries following those from previous year’s virtual festival.

The 2022 Drama Festival will run from Tuesday 18th to Saturday 22nd October, and will be adjudicated by Christopher Baglin 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 which will take place on Sunday 23rd October are to follow. The deadline for video entries is Saturday 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 anytime prior to the deadline.

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Supporters and Past Entrants

Pyrford Little Theatre

Teddington Theatre Club

Barn Theatre
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