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One-Act Drama Festivals


Future Festival details... Previous Festivals - cast lists and photographs...

Each year the AAD organises the Avon One-Act Drama Festival

as Round One of the All England One-Act Theatre Festival.


Short Play Festival - 2019
The Festival will be held at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall  on  March 7th - 9th. 

Our Festival is a preliminary round of the AETF (All England Drama Festival www.aetf.org.uk) and Sodbury Players who will be hosting the event are a thriving and hospitable company. We are also very lucky as having Chris Jaeger MBE, GoDA as our adjudicator    -  he is a warm and encouraging personality as well as immensely  knowledgeable. 

These Festivals are a great opportunity to try out scripts that may not be ‘bums on seats’ as well as genres you are familiar with.  They are also an opportunity for original scripts   - and new directors.  

We all enjoy watching other companies, noting their strengths and their problems and when listening to the adjudicator learn from his assessment of their performances. 

The Festival flyer is below and you can get a Part One Entry Form from this link - Part One Form.

From this you will see that the Part 1 does not even have to state your play - just an intention to enter.

Hopefully this will encourage you to try the festival scene  - or at least come to Chipping Sodbury - we would be very glad to welcome you there .  

If you have any queries please feel free to email us! 

Now under new title of - Short Play Festival

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There are also Facebook Pages for AETF  and UK Community Drama Festivals Federation


The Avon One Act Drama Festival is a member of the National Drama Festivals Association (NDFA) and our winners are eligible to be invited to their annual British All Winners Festival and original plays can be entered for The George Taylor Memorial Award.

For details of other AETF festivals visit www.aetf.org.uk

1977 [more details needed]

1978 [more details needed]

1979 [more details needed]

1980 Touring

1981 Touring

1982 Touring

1983 Touring

1984 Touring

1985 Touring

1986 Touring

1987 Touring

1988 Portishead

1989 Chipping Sodbury

1990 Weston-s-Mare

1991 Rangeworthy

1992 Weston-s-Mare

1993 Chipping Sodbury

1994 Rangeworthy

1995 Backwell

1996 Chipping Sodbury

1997 Backwell

1998 Rangeworthy

1999 Backwell

2000 Chipping Sodbury

2001 Bath

2002 Backwell

2003 Rangeworthy

2004 Bath

2005 Backwell

2006 [no details yet]

2007 [no details yet]

2008 Backwell

2009 Iron Acton

  2009 Winners

  2009 Five Counties

2010 Backwell

2011 Chipping Sodbury

  2011 Four Counties

  2011 British Finals

2012 Weston-s-Mare

2013 Backwell

2014 Backwell

2015 Chipping Sodbury

  and 5 Counties winners

2016 Backwell

2017 Iron Acton

2019 Chipping Sodbury


One-Act Awards...


Programmes with cast lists still needed...

1977, 1978, 1979,

2006, 2007.


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