National Drama Festival 2024 FRI EVE
Showing on Friday 19th July

National Drama Festival 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! 

And what’s more, they’ll 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, we’ve put together pricing structure we think you’ll like!

Friday Evening Lineup…

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

Runner Up of the Isle of Man Drama Festival. Calvin’s mum is going out for the night, leaving him with Laura and Bob. However, Calvin can remember his previous life when he was happily married to Laura, so he spends the evening doing everything he can to thwart Bob’s licentious overtures towards Laura.

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

Best Original Script at FEATS (Festival of European Anglophone Theatrical Studies). Two inept criminals  have dreams of pulling off a heist far beyond their capabilities. They plan to enlist the help of a local crime boss with a fearsome reputation for violence however things do not go according to plan, and they quickly find themselves out of their depth.

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

Winner of the Codford Festival. Millie and Peggy are both live-in domestics in a block of flats in London and best friends. Millie’s boss is a kind and wealthy, rather naive woman, who is fond of Millie and happy to turn a blind eye to her shortcomings.

Find out everything you need to know and be kept up-to-date by visiting www.NDFA.co.uk

To book tickets for the Friday July 19th afternoon or evening session only, click the ‘book online’ button or call us on 02476 998964.  To take advantage of the multi-session ticket options outlined within the ADDITIONAL INFO section of this page, call us and we’ll book them for you.


Fri 19 Jul
£6.00 - £15.00
Book Online

Single SessionTicket

Watch all plays in any one session

Adults: £15

Concessions (17 and under or over 60s): £12

Full time drama students: £6


Please book a Single Session Ticket by clicking the ‘book online’ button or call us on 02476 998964


Double Session Ticket

Watch all plays in any two sessions

Adults: £26

Concessions (17 and under or over 60s): £20

Full time drama students: £10


Please book a Double Session Ticket by calling us on 02476 998964


Full Festival Ticket

Watch all plays in all six sessions

Adults: £45

Concessions (17 and under or over 60s): £36

Full time drama students: £18


Please book a Full Festival Ticket by calling us on 02476 998964

The Box Office is open Monday to Saturday from 10:30am to 1:30pm, and an hour before performances start. Outside these opening hours, messages can be left on our voicemail. See our Terms and Conditions for Ticket Sales.

Wheelchair designated spaces are available at the rear of the auditorium and are available by contacting the Box Office. Patrons who wouldn’t be able to attend the theatre without accompaniment are eligible for one free companion ticket, these also can only be booked via Box Office. See Accessibility for more information.

Performances with an age guidance of all ages offer Babe in Arms tickets for children aged 0-18 months free of charge and Lap Tickets for children aged 18-36 months for £3.00. These can be booked through our Box Office. We also have Booster Seats available to rent for £1 at the kiosk.

See Getting Here for more information on how to find us.


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