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Leicestershire & Rutland Drama Festival

LRDfestival is an annual competition to showcase the talents of amateur dramatic groups from the Leicestershire & Rutland area. We invite all local groups to enter a ‘One Act Play’ to the festival and these are showcased to the public over the course of several nights, culminating in a results and 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

Future Festivals

If you would like to purchase tickets for the 2019 Leicestershire and Rutland Drama Festival, please follow the link below (The Little Theatre Logo).

In 2019, The Leicestershire and Rutland Drama Festival will be holding the Preliminary Round and The Quarter Finals at The Little Theatre, Leicester.

The Preliminary Rounds

21 - 23 March 2019

@ The Little Theatre, Leicester

Adjudicator: Michael Kaiser

The Quarter Finals

14 April 2019

@ The Little Theatre, Leicester

Adjudicator: Nick Wilkes