Week of the 24th March 2025

Totton Festival of Drama, an award winning One Act Play Festival.

We are a round one of the All England Theatre Festival, the only national eliminating One Act Play competition, and also the Hampshire round of the 5 Counties Youth Festival.

The festival, which happens every March at the Hanger Farm Arts Centre, West Totton, is open to all amateur drama groups, schools and colleges and is a fantastic learning tool for both groups and audiences alike with professional adjudications for every play.

If you would like any more information about the festival please do not hesitate to get in contact!

Upcoming Events

Annual General Meeting

24th June 2024

2025 Festival

Week of the 24th March 2024

A selection of plays from previous festivals

About the Totton Festival of Drama

The Totton Festival of Drama celebrates the great talent of local amateur dramatic groups as they take part to win the silverware on offer and claim a place in the next round of the All England Theatre Festival. The basic festival rules are as follows:

  • Entries must be between 20-55 minutes and contain a minimum of 2 speaking parts.
  • Extracts from longer works are admitted providing you have the publishers' permission and they 'stand alone'.

Click here to view our full rules. Click here to view the official All England Theare Festival rules.

Groups will also benefit from the expert adjudications from a member of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators(GoDA). The festival is open to all amdram groups, schools and colleges in Hampshire and across the south.

The Totton Festival of Drama takes place every March at the Hanger Farm Arts Centre.

The Totton Festival of Drama trophies

Overall Winner (Archie Gay Trophy)
Runner-Up (The Cullen Cup)
Hampshire Winner-5CYF (The Trant Trophy)
Best Direction (Chairman's Shield)
Best Adult Actress (TDF Cup)
Best Adult Actor (TDF Cup)
Best Supporting Adult Player (The Cullen Cup)
Best Youth Actress (The Harris Trophy)
Best Youth Actor (The Harris Trophy)
Best Supporting Youth Player (The Hibbert Trophy)
Technical Achievement (The Arthur Whittaker Award)
Adjudicator's Award (The Harding Shield)
Best Original Script
The Totton Festival of Drama Awards
Hanger Farm

Thank you to our supporters

The Totton Festival of Drama would like to acknowledge the kind support of the following local companies who help make the festival possible:

All the staff and volunteers of the Hanger Farm Arts Centre; Totton and Eling Town Council; The Waterside Herald; ASAP Printing and all the local businesses who advertised in our programme.

Location of the Totton Festival of Drama

Hanger Farm
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