Download and complete the 2021 entry form which will be available later in 2020.
A Few More Things
Here are a few more things you'll need to know when you complete and submit the entry form:
It's £25 fee per performance to enter, plus a deposit payment of £25 (£50 in total). The deposit will be returned after you have performed in the festival.
If you'd like a written adjudication from the adjudicator (in addition to the verbal one you'll receive at the festival) then there will be an additional fee.
You must send a copy of your performance licence to the festival stage manger no less than 2 weeks prior to the festival. It is recommended that you apply for a performance licence well in advance.
We recommend Public Liability Insurance of £5,000,000.
One or more actors can be in a performance but note that only performances with at least two people can proceed to the All England Theatre Festival (if selected)
When you enter, you'll be asked to declare whether you would like to go forward to the next and subsequent rounds of the All England Theatre Festival if you come first or second in the Worcestershire Theatre Festival. (We'll pay your AETF membership subscription if you decide to go forward)
The final version of your script is needed by us by 31st January 2021
The All England Theatre Festival
If you would like to go through to the next round of the competition (if selected), click here to read the All England Theatre Festival rules and Declaration Form and return the Declaration Form with your entry form. Please check that your cast /performers will be available to perform on the various dates of the All England rounds.
There are a number of things to consider, most particularly the performance must last at least 20 minutes but no longer than 55 minutes. You also only have 10 minutes to set, bear this in mind when designing your stage. Have a look at our WTF Rules and FAQs for more details.
So, in this positive and hopeful vein, the festival will be be held at The Norbury Theatre Droitwich on 22nd & 23rd May 2021
There will be 4 sessions; Saturday afternoon and evening, Sunday afternoon and evening. There are usually three performances in each session. Application forms are available now, click here but we understand that it may be too soon to acutally commit to an entry. We will endeavour to be flexible on deadlines. There will be an opportunity to view the theatre sometime about a month prior to the festival and talk to our technical people about staging, lights and sound. Date to be confirmed.
How to enter the 2021 Worcestershire Theatre Festival
The Entry Form
Download and complete the 2021 entry form. (it is not possible to "reserve a place" without a completed entry form) only fully completed entries with details of script or performance, together with the entry payments will guarantee a place on a first come first served basis. Cheques should be made payable to Worcestershire Theatre Festival.
it has become clear that with the imminent 2nd lockdown about to start circumstances dictate that we are not going to be able to hold a festival in March... However, following extensive behind the scenes discussion with the various local and All England Committees, we are now optimistically planning to hold the WTF festival on 22nd and 23rd of May 2021. Followed by the AETF quarter final on 5th June (WTF will also be hosting this at The Norbury Theatre.) The semi-final date is still to be confirmed but the final is planned for Saturday 7th August.
Meanwhile, now’s the time to start thinking positively about your entry, we will be as flexible as possible with entry time scales. Double fingers crossed that a festival in May will be possible!
Stay safe and hang in there! The arts will return!
More details including the running order will be available as we get nearer to the festival