The Spelthorne and Runnymede Drama Festival

The Spelthorne & Runnymede Drama Festival is one of the oldest one-act drama festivals in the country and has been going for over 60 years. Originally called the ‘Spelthorne Drama Festival’ we operated as an independent drama festival, but in more recent years we have become affiliated to the National Drama Festivals Association (NDFA) and our winning entries are eligible for selection to the British All Winners Festival. Additionally the winner of our new play category is eligible to be put forward to the NDFA one act playwriting competition.

Entrants have the opportunity to perform in the theatre at the Riverside Arts Centre, Sunbury on Thames which is a really lovely venue and has the benefit and support of our experienced festival team to support their technical needs. They also receive a professional adjudication from an independent GoDA adjudicator.

Take a look at our new Festival Guide to see how you can become involved.

Tuesday 22nd to Saturday 26th October 2019

Adjudicator Jan Palmer Sayer B.Ed MA GoDA

We still have a few spaces available for our 2019 festival!

Please complete and return Part 1 entry forms now, with Part 2 to be submitted by 14th September. The Producer's meeting will be held on 22nd September.

Send your entry forms to, or contact us at if you require further details or information. See the 'Forms' tab to download entry forms and for details of entry rules and conditions. Postal entries to be sent c/o Spelthorne & Runnymede Drama Festival at the below address.

Riverside Arts Centre
59 Thames Street
Sunbury on Thames
TW16 5QF
Tickets £7
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Supporters and Past Entrants

Pyrford Little Theatre

Teddington Theatre Club

Barn Theatre
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