Monday 14th June — Thursday 17th June 2021

Entry Form | Totton Festival of Drama

Totton Festival of Drama 2021 online entry form

COVID-19 Information

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.

  • Due to the limited run of this year's festival (to fit our delayed festival in with Hanger Farm), we can only accept a maximum of 12 productions. Therefore, should the number of entries exceed this, the committee reserve the right to restrict the number of entries per group.
  • This year, we are encouraging groups to have small casts of between 2 and 4 actors. Sadly, due to potential COVID restrictions we are putting a maximum limit of a cast of 6 with a limit of 4 crew. Should restrictions still be in place we may need to reduce the crew to 2 (if this is the case any additional crew passes purchased will be refunded).
  • With the above in mind, we would encourage you to please keep your set design minimal, to enable you to set and strike your stage within the allotted time scales (10 minutes to set, 5 to strike).
  • Depending on restrictions at the time, lighting and sound may need to be handled by the TDF crew. In this case, we will require a marked script.
  • Be aware that audience numbers may be restricted to enable social distancing.
  • Should there be additional restrictions in place due to the pandemic, we look to groups for their understanding and be flexible to any additional rules we need to bring in at short notice.

Group information

Contact information

(This email address will be used for most correspondence)

Play information

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).

Further Rounds

The All England Theatre Festival

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

Do you wish to enter the All England Theatre Festival?*

The Five Counties Youth Festival

Due to the pandemic, the Five Counties Youth Festival won't be going ahead this year.

Fees Entry Fee: £20

Do you require a written adjudication?*

(Please note, the video or audio recording of the live adjudication is prohibited)


You are entitled to 2 competitor passes.

Total Fees: £20

If, due to the ongoing pandemic, the festival is unable to take place, your festival entry fees will be refunded.

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Rules confirmation

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.

Deadline for entries Friday 2nd April 2021
Entryform | Totton Festival of Drama