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National Drama Festival at the Albany Theatre

Woyzeck by Georg Büchner, performed by Henley Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society. Photo courtesy of NDFA.

The National Drama Festival 2024 takes place at the Albany Theatre, Coventry, from Thursday 18 July to Sunday afternoon 21 July 2024.


The National Drama Festival celebrates the cream of amateur theatre across the British Isles.  It’s a competitive showcase: a long weekend’s worth of award-winning productions.  Each production will have won awards on the festival circuit in the past few months and deserves to be seen again! 

They will be adjudicated by a GoDA Adjudicator, so that you can appreciate why they ARE the best of the best. Whether you’re coming to watch the plays in one session, or the plays in all six sessions, the Albany have put together a pricing structure that you will like.

Thursday 18 July Line Up:

Bouncers by Jon Godber, performed by Limitless

This Woman’s Work by Ste Mc, performed by Curious Imposter Productions

Woyzeck by Georg Büchner, performed by Henley Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society (HAODS)


Friday Afternoon 19 July Line Up:

MIM by Mark Yeats, performed by Lucan Drama

A Wake by Lee Flewitt, performed by Alderney Theatre Group

Final Play TBC

A Wake by Lee Flewitt, performed by Alderney Theatre Group. Photo courtesy of NDFA.


Friday Evening 19 July Line Up:

Babysitting Calvin by John H Newmeir, performed by The Service Players

Friends Help You Move by John Ward, performed by Geneva English Drama Society.

Gilly’s Gem by Sandy Taylor, performed by Woolstore Theatre Company.


Saturday Afternoon 20 July Line Up:

Once this was a Poet by Brenda Read-Brown, performed by Tekesbury Arts and Drama Society

The Donor by Wayne Roberts, performed by Little Acorns

The Same by Enda Walsh, performed by Prosperous Drama


Saturday Evening 20 July Line Up:

Goldfish Girl by Peter Souter, performed by the Woodhouse Players

Bull by Mike Bartlett, performed by Theatre Makers

Handbags by Matthew Gough, performed by Drama 13. Photo courtesy of NDFA.


Sunday Afternoon 21 July Line Up:

Handbags by Matthew Gough, performed by Drama 13

The Real and Imagined History of the Elephant Man by Tom Wright, performed by Total Arts Community Theatre


Sunday’s showings are followed by the awards. Anyone with a ticket for ANY of the six sessions can attend the awards ceremony.

For further details of the plays along with times, ticket prices and to be kept up-to-date visit and



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