British Final Festival of One-Act Plays

The pinnacle of all the regional rounds, across the four countries: all the months of rehearsing, travelling and last-minute nerves.

At the end of June/beginning of July, 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.

The British Final moves around the four countries: in 2016, it came back to Wales.

The Best Production winners of the British and Welsh Finals are listed on their own pages Winners of British One Act Final Festival and Winners of Wales One Act Final Festival.

Rules for the Festival can be found here (PDF 1.36 MB)

The 84th British Final Festival of One-Act Plays

British Final Festival of One-Act Plays 2017

This year the festival will be held at The MAC Theatre, Belfast. Please note the accommodation at The Ramada Encore and Premier Inn is being booked fast due to the Irish Open being held on the same weekend. The MAC, 10 Exchange Street, Belfast BT1 2NJ

Booking details can be found at or


The Mac Theatre, Belfast





At the close of the festival a traditional highland Quaich is passed onto the following years organisers.  This four handled "Cup of Welcome" represents the four countries with the engraving "British Final of One-Act Plays. Ludit qui bene laborat. Laborat qui bene ludit" (He is playing who works well. He who works well is playing).





Updated April 2017

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