KDA has for many years run an adjudicated full-length play festival each Spring for amateur drama societies.

The Festival's professional adjudicator attends a performance of each society's production at its own venue, and gives a full public adjudication to the audience followed by an opportunity for private discussion with the cast and production team.

The Festival ends with an awards ceremony evening - twenty two Awards, for all aspects of a production ranging from Best Overall Production to Best Actor in a Cameo Role.

The adjudicator of several years' Festivals, Charles Evans, produced some notes that may be of interest to societies and which can be downloaded here. These are the copyright of Charles Evans and should not be reproduced or disseminated outside members of KDA without his consent.

A list of all award winners in recent years can be downloaded here.

2018 Full-Length Play Festival


The 2018 Full Length Play Festival runs from 1st February to 26th May, and is being adjudicated by Amanda Sharpe-Conroy, GoDA. Amanda is a new adjudicator to the Festival - she attended many of the entries in 2017 and so is familiar with the festival and societies.
An Entry Form can be downloaded here,
and should be sent with the Entry Fee of 35 to
the Festival Organiser - Marie Quarman -
by 30th November at the latest.

The Festival's Rules can be downloaded here.
If you have problems downloading,
please e-mail admin@kentdrama.org.uk.


2017 Full Length Play Festival


There were 17 entries, adjudicated by Mr Paul Doust.

The overall winner was The Lindley Players, for their production of Boeing Boeing.

A full list of awards and the marking schedule can be downloaded here: .


One Act Play Festival


Medway Little Theatre runs the Duncan Rand Festival each July - a one act festival with separate competitions for Youth and Adult entries.


Other Local Festivals


The Bromley Theatre Guild runs a full-length play festival each spring for societies based in the London Borough of Bromley - see bromleytheatreguild.org.
There are several other one act festivals open to societies in Kent - including:
Southern Counties Drama Festival - see barntheatreoxted.co.uk