Waltham Forest Festival of Theatre


The 2018 Waltham Forest Festival of Theatre

Monday 19th to Saturday 24th March 2018

Adjudicator:  Jan Palmer-Sayer GODA.

Venue: Forest Community Centre, Walthamstow


Entering the 2018 Festival


The 2018 Waltham Forest Festival of one-act plays will be held from Monday 20th March to Saturday 25th March 2017.

The adjudicator will be Jan Palmer-Sayer GODA. 


This year we will again be using The Forest Community Centre, Guildford Road, Walthamstow, E17 4EA.

This is a smaller hall with capacity for an audience of around a hundred.

The stage is approximately 7 metres wide and 5 metres deep with front curtains.

There is very limited wing space, so sets for plays not in performance may have to be stored at the back of the hall or in a designated curtained-off area and may have to be set and struck in front of the audience during the interval.

Please let us know if you would like to come and have a look at the hall and we can arrange a time.

All-England Theatre Festival

The winner of the festival, whether a youth or adult entry, can opt to go on to represent Waltham Forest at further rounds of the All England Theatre Festival which take place on 13th May at Woking,  2nd  June at Stoke on Trent and the British final on 6th and 7th July.  Please indicate on your entry form if you are interested in opting to go forward to AETF should you win the festival.

The winner of the festival will also be eligible for selection to perform at the NDFA All Winners festival at the end of July.

Deadline for entries

All forms referred to below must be received by the Committee by Wednesday 24th January 2018.  They can be sent by post or email (email is preferred as it makes it easier to copy information to the website and programme).  Entry fees must also be received by the same date.

Festival Rules and other important documents

It is very important to read and fully understand the Festival Rules and the basis on which the Adjudication will be carried out.

Entry forms and other downloads

Click on the form titles to download entry forms.  All three forms must be completed fully (if entering more than one play, use separate forms for each).

Technical Information Pack

After we receive your entries, we will send you a Technical Information Pack, which will include information about the stage, lighting and sound equipment.

More information

If you require more information or have any queries, please use the Contact Page to get in touch.