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:

  • Anglesey
  • Clwyd
  • Conwy
  • Glamorgan
  • Gwent
  • Montgomeryshire
  • Pembrokeshire

Regional Area Rounds 2016
Christopher Baglin GoDA Associate

  • Anglesey - 17-19 March
  • Montgomeryshire - 1-2 April
  • Glamorgan -  27-30 April
  • Gwent -  6-7 May
  • Clwyd - TBA
  • Conwy - TBA
  • Pembrokeshire -  TBA

Wales Final - 3-4 June, 2016, Theatr Colwyn, Colwyn Bay
Adjudicator: Jennifer Scott-Reid GoDA

British Final - 1-2 July 2016, Sherman Theatre, Cardiff
Adjudicator: Jan Palmer Sayer GoDA

The Adjudicator for the 2016 One-Act Play festival regional rounds will be Christopher Baglin GoDA Associate.

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.


2015 regional rounds details see here

2014 regional rounds details see here

2013 regional rounds details see here

2012 regional rounds details see here

See the lists of past winners of The British Final of One Act Plays and Wales One Act Festival Final.

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.

Updated October 2015