Annual competitive festivals are very much alive and well in Wales, with both one-act and full-length events taking place across the country.

FestivalsDAW organises the United Kingdom Community Drama Festivals Federation (UKCDFF) within 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

*Anglesey, Clwyd, Pembrokeshire - unfortunately these festivals will not be held in 2016. If you are a group interested in taking part please contact the area which is nearest to you. Contact details are available here.

Regional Area Rounds 2016
Christopher Baglin GoDA Associate

  • Montgomeryshire - 31 March-1 April
  • Gwent - 9 April
  • Conwy - 14-16 April
  • Glamorgan - 27-30 April 


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

Please see the Regional Festival page for further details on this years' rounds.

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.


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

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 June 2016