Show dates

Showing from Sunday 18 – Sat 24 July 2021




£11.00 – £12.00

18th July 2021

NDFA National Drama Festival 2021

Sunday 18 July – Saturday 24 July 2021

The cream of UK amateur theatre competes in the National Drama Festival Association’s British All-Winners Finals in the Albany main house, with an additional exciting daytime programme of theatre-related events in the Studio, in Coventry’s UK City of Culture Year.

The evening competition divides into youth, one-act, and full-length plays. Daytime events include workshops with freelance RSC professionals and a Les Mis Masterclass with Coventry’s West End star Dave Willetts.

This week-long celebration of the best in amateur theatre culminates in the day-long Drama Festivals Conference, also in the Studio, when delegates from around the country will debate the crucial topics of Diversity and Inclusion in the theatrical world.

All separate events bookable in advance below or via Box Office.

NDFA Patron Sir Derek Jacobi at the prize-giving of the 2019 All-Winners in Woking, Surrey, together with adjudicator Jill Colby, GoDA, who oversaw the event.


Click the images below to find out more about each evening’s performances. Book your tickets below on the main festival page.


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.

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

The Albany Theatre is a charity, supported by volunteers. In order to maintain this beautiful building, £1 of your ticket cost goes to our Theatre Development Fund. See Support Us for other ways to donate and help out.


Sun 18 Jul
£11.00 - £12.00
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Mon 19 Jul
£11.00 - £12.00
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Tue 20 Jul
£11.00 - £12.00
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Wed 21 Jul
£11.00 - £12.00
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Thu 22 Jul
£11.00 - £12.00
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Fri 23 Jul
£11.00 - £12.00
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Sat 24 Jul
£11.00 - £12.00
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Show dates

Showing from Sunday 18 – Sat 24 July 2021




£11.00 – £12.00

Additional Info

Age guidance: Considered suitable for all ages

All companion/carer tickets must be booked through Box Office via phone or in person.                                                                

Book for all 7 of NDFA’s evening performances for a special discount rate (offer automatically applied at checkout once all 7 tickets are added to the basket).

NDFA Season Ticket (Full Price): £59.50
NDFA Season Ticket (Student/Under 25): £52.50
Group Booking of 8+ (available via Box Office only): £10.00 per ticket

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