Annual competitive festivals are very much alive and well in Wales, with both one act and full-length events taking place across the country.
DAW organises the National Festival of Community Theatre in Wales which usually runs from February to June, culminating in the Wales One Act Final. Regional Festivals currently participating include:
DAW is undertaking a pilot project in 2014, which means there are significant changes in the festival this year, both regionally and nationally.
All the details of the changes to the system for 2014 can be found in our News item.
All the information about this year's Wales final can be found on the Wales Final Festival page.
The DAW rules for the Wales Final Festival of One-Act Plays can be downloaded here. (Word doc, 1.2MB)
At the end of June, the winner of the Wales One Act Final represents the country by competing against their English, Irish and Scottish counterparts at the British Final Festival of One Act Plays.
Regional Area Rounds 2014
Anglesey - 27-29 March
Winners: After the Flags and Bands - Offshoots (unavailable for the Wales final)
Runners Up: One Flew into Wonderland - BEDS (Bangor) (performing at the Wales final)
Conwy - 23-24 April
Winners: Ronnie - Colwyn Abbey Players
Glamorgan - 24-26 April
Winners: Dear Diva -Telstars Theatre Company (Cardiff)
Clwyd - 24-26 April
Winners: The Dumb Waiter - Phoenix Theatre Co.
Montgomeryshire - 25-26 April
Winners: Say Something Happened - Guilsfield ADS
Pembrokeshire - 2-3 May
Winners: Something to Celebrate – Solva Amateur Dramatic Society
Gwent - 6-8 May
Winners: The Ruins of Talgarth - Blackwood Little Theatre
If you’re interested in entering a competition, or going along to watch as a member of an audience, Contact Us to find out where your nearest competition is taking place.