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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Enter The 2020 LRDFestival

This year we will be using a new adjudicator who has never been part of the Leicestershire scene so should give us all a new perspective.

For the preliminary round we have Robert Clarke who lives in Bedford.  He is delighted to be visiting a new area and seeing some fresh groups.

The Festival will be an open festival again this year, which means groups outside the Leicestershire / Rutland area are welcome to attend.To enter you will need to complete the Entry Form and return it to me, together with a cheque, no later than………


Below  are a number of necessary or informative additions which you will need to complete.

1.    The Entry Form.  Please return with cheque.

2.    The Declaration Form.  This MUST be completed together with your Entry Form unless you are going forward as part of another festival.

3.    A copy of the rules.  Please note further information can be found on the AETF website

4.    Some information for groups entering for the first time.

We look forward to hearing from you.  You can book a place now even if you are not sure of all the details yet of your play.  Please note, however, that a booking is a firm commitment.  

2020 One Act Play Entry Form.pdf

One Act Play Entry Form

Declaration 2020.pdf


New Group Information 2020.pdf

New Group Information

The AETF Rules 2020.pdf


Festival Rules