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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If you would like to purchase tickets for the 2020 Leicestershire and Rutland Drama Festival

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In 2020, The Leicestershire and Rutland Drama Festival will be holding the Preliminary Round and The Semi Finals

@ The Little Theatre, Leicester.


The Preliminary Rounds

26 - 28 March 2020

@ The Little Theatre, Leicester

Adjudicator: Alan Hayes GoDA

The Semi Finals

Sunday 24 May 2020

@ The Little Theatre, Leicester

Adjudicator: Michael Kaiser GoDA