The Leicestershire and Rutland Drama Festival is an annual competition which showcases the talents of amateur dramatic groups within the Leicestershire & Rutland area. We invite all local groups to enter a ‘One Act Play’ in the festival and these are showcased to the public over the course of several nights, culminating in a awards ceremony on the final night. The event also doubles up as a preliminary round of the AETF (All-England Theatre Festival) for those groups seeking to progress further.

Preliminary round of the AETF

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Leicestershire & Rutland Drama Festival is a non-for-profit community group which exists to encourage amateur dramatics in the local communities.

A small committee of representatives from a number of local drama groups makes up the LRDfestival, meeting regularly throughout the year. Its Annual General Meeting is this year being held on ……

LRDfestival is currently hosting the divisional region’s contribution to the ‘One Act Play Festival’ an event run nationally by the ‘All England Theatre Festival’ which itself is also a not-for-profit organisation with similar objectives.

The One Act Play Festival has a long and successful history and continues to provide an opportunity to celebrate amateur dramatics by asking local groups to stage a play that is One Act in length.


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