Regional Area Rounds

UK Community Drama Festivals FederationUnited Kingdom Community Drama Festivals Federation

Each year the national amateur theatre organisations of the four United Kingdom countries promote a series of one-act play festivals. Local festivals lead selected productions to a national festival in each country, from which one production is selected to represent its country at the British Final Festival.  Area festivals are held in various parts of Wales from February to May and the six highest marked productions are selected to appear at the Wales Final Festival of One-Act Plays.

Rules for the Wales Final Festival can be found here (PDF 184KB) 

The festivals provide an opportunity for amateur companies to appear in new and varying venues before widely differing audiences; to receive constructive criticism from a qualified adjudicator, and to compare the standard of their own work with that of the other companies taking part. For audiences, the public adjudication of performances offers a deeper understanding and appreciation of theatre.


Regional Area Rounds 2018

Adjudicator: David Price GoDA

Glamorgan Drama League Festival of One-Act Plays 2018

26-28th April 7.00pm at The Savoy Theatre, Collenna Road, Tonyrefail, Rhondda Cynon Taff

*Wales Finalists will be announced on 28th April


Gwent Drama League Festival of One-Act Plays 2018

7th March 7.15pm at Studio Theatre, Dolman Theatre, Newport

Table 5 Anyday Theatre Company

  • Best Individual Performance: Sue Morgan as Sue, Table 5
  • Best Presentation: Table 5
  • Adjudicators Award: Nicola Davies as Lou, Table 5
  • Best Director: Kevin Myers, Table 5
  • Best Production & Festival Winner: Table 5
Clwyd Community Theatre Association Festival of One-Act Plays 2018
9-10th March 7.00pm at Emlyn Williams Theatre, Theatr Clwyd, Mold, Flintshire
Fri 9 Mar
  • Shop for Charity Car Boot Theatre Company
  • A Dogs Life Darland Community Theatre
  • Lucy in the Sky Phoenix Theatre Company
Sat 10 Mar
  • The Right Honourable Lady Mold Centre Stage
  • A Talk in the Park Grove Park Theatre
  • Loss Car Boot Theatre Company
  • Best Female Lead: Helen Phillips as 'Wendy', Lucy in the Sky
  • Best Female Support: Mandy Hughes as 'Meg', Lucy in the Sky
  • Best Male Lead: Brian Gilbert as 'Arthur', A Talk in the Park
  • Best Male Support: Chris Jones as 'Ernest', A Talk in the Park
  • Best Presentation: Lucy in the Sky, Phoenix Theatre Company
  • Best Production and Festival Winner: Lucy in the Sky, Phoenix Theatre Company

Conwy Drama Association Festival of One-Act Plays 2018

24th March 7.00pm at Glan Conwy Church House, Church Street, Glan Conwy 

  • Best Production: The Zoo Story, Colwyn Abbey Players
  • Best Individual: Ben Huxley as ‘Jerry’ The Zoo Story, Colwyn Abbey Players
  • Adjudicators Award: Robert Edwards as ‘Peter’ The Zoo Story, Colwyn Abbey Players

Montgomeryshire Community Drama Association Festival of One-Act Plays 2018

4-7 April 7.30pm (7.00pm on Sat 7th) at Berriew Community Arts Centre, Berriew, Welshpool, Powys

  • Best Production: When a Man Knows Llandinam Drama Group
  • Technical Award - for the set of Plaster Guilsfield Amateur Dramatic Society
  • Best Individual: Craig Harris as ‘Eddie’ When a Man Knows Llandinam Drama Group
  • Best Youth Performance: Red Dress Manor Llanymynech Amateur Dramatic Society
  • Adjudicators Award - for teamwork: Montgomeryshire Youth Theatre
  • Best Youth Individual: (joint winners) Melissa Chapman and Grace Bowyer, Llanymynech Amateur Dramatic Society

Breconshire Festival of One-Act Plays 2018

14th April 7.00pm at The Welfare Arts Centre, Brecon Road, Ystradglynlais

  • Festival Winners: The Ripple Effect Glantawe Adults
  • Adjudicators Award: Snow White and Rose Red Glantawe Mini’s 
  • Best Youth: And Then There Were Three Glantawe Teens
  • Best Individual Performance: Heidi Marie James as 'Nicola' The Ripple Effect

Regional Area Round Winners

Winners of past Regional Area Rounds available below; N.B. This is under constuction, if you have any further information or spare programmes then please get in touch


2010-current 2009-2000 1999-1990 1989-1980


Further information on the Regional Associations can be found here


Updated April 2018

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