Due to COVID-19 and the potential restrictions that may be in place for the week of our Festival,
we have put the following measures in place to ensure the safety of groups,
audience members and volunteers.
By being prepared for the worst case, we hope we can ensure that we have no nasty surprises for us or for groups come festival week.
We expect groups to be as flexible as possible regarding performance dates.
If you have especially limited availability, we may have more difficulty fitting your performance into our schedule.
Please select any days on which you are unable to perform:
To enable us to help you put on the best possible production, we strongly encourage groups to attend our producers' meeting at the end of April at Hanger Farm Arts Centre.
Groups will have the opportunity for a short rehearsal session in the venue on Sunday 13th June 2021 (exact timings for each group TBC).
The All England Theatre Festival (AETF) is a national competition giving community drama groups the opportunity to represent England at the British Final.
Round 1 - The Totton Festival of Drama - Monday 14th June — Thursday 17th June 2021 at Hanger Farm Arts Centre
Round 2 - Semi Final - Saturday 17th July 2021 at The Merlin Theatre, Frome
Round 3 - English Final - Saturday 7th August 2021 at The Bridlington Spa Theatre, Yorkshire
Round 4 - British Final - 24th and 25th September 2021 at The Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl
Due to the pandemic, the Five Counties Youth Festival won't be going ahead this year.
You are entitled to 2 competitor passes.
If, due to the ongoing pandemic, the festival is unable to take place, your festival entry fees will be refunded.
The Totton Festival rules can be found here.
To enter the All England Theatre Festival, you must also abide by their rules.
Please note: Performances start at 7:00pm and it is essential that members of your group and supporters are aware that there will be no admission after this time until a suitable interval occurs.
Payment must be provided to confirm your entry. Details on how to pay will be displayed in your confirmation email.
You will receive a copy of this form and the payment details via email, sent to the email address you have provided.