Welcome to the
National Drama Festival Association

The National Drama Festivals Association (NDFA) is an association of more than 37 Independent Drama Festivals drawn from across the UK running Full length, One Act and Youth Festivals.

Membership of NDFA is open to all Drama Festival Organisations and also to Theatre groups and individuals who are interested in taking part and supporting drama festivals throughout UK. Members receive an annual directory giving details of all member festivals and also a quarterly newsletter providing the latest information about festivals and other relevant news.

NDFA was formed in 1964 to encourage and support amateur theatre in all its forms and in particular through the organisation of drama festivals. There are now 37 member festivals throughout the UK who between them organise 16 Full Length, 35 One Act festivals and 28 Youth festivals.

Each year, NDFA organise the British All Winners Festival where the very best of British amateur theatre take part in a week-long celebration of theatre. The winners of all NDFA member festivals are eligible to be invited.

The 43rd British All Winners Festival was held at the Hertford Theatre, The Wash, Hertford, SG14 1PS from Monday 25th to Sunday 30th July 2016. To see the results please click here