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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Meet The Festival Committee

The LRDfestival is run by a friendly committee made up of representatives from a number of local drama groups from in and around Leicestershire & Rutland.

Harry Bladon


Carrie Peters


Sandra Sutcliffe

Festival Organiser

Ben Cutler-Thomas


and Marketing Officer

Steve Cutler


Paddy McNair

Festival Committee Member and Back Stage Time Keeper

Ray Collins

Festival Committee Member

Lyn Fox

Festival Committee Member

Jackie Sellwood

Vice Chair

Arran Smith

Festival Committee Member

Nicky Voyle

Festival Committee Member

Amie Davies

Festival Committee Member