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:

Regional One Act festivals 2014
various (pilot scheme for 2014)

  • Anglesey - 27-29 March
  • Conwy - 23-24 April
  • Clwyd - 24-26 April
  • Glamorgan -  24-26 April
  • Montgomeryshire - 25-26 April
  • Pembrokeshire -  2-3 May
  • Gwent -  6-8 May

Wales Final - Congress Theatre, Cwmbran Friday 6th & Saturday 7th June 2014
Marie O'Sullivan GoDA

British Final - Macrobert Theatre, Stirling Friday 27th & Saturday 28th June 2014
Adjudicator: Colin Dolley GoDA





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

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
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
WinnersRonnie - 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
WinnersSay 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


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.