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A festival of short plays

The Cambridge Drama Festival

Regarded as one of the best drama festivals in the UK, each year we welcome adult and junior groups to perform one-act plays in front of a professional adjudicator.  It's essentially a 'fringe theatre' event where our audiences get to see plays performed in a competitive setting by some of the best talent in the local area.

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The festival is a great opportunity for drama groups to take part in competitive theatre. If you want to submit a play then you should read this information first ...


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We've put together lots of information for those taking part in the festival, including tips about preparing for your performance and what happens on the day ...

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Quiz winners 2018

Quiz victory for Barn Theatre

We all had a great evening at the Cambridge Drama Festival Quiz! Questions on film, ballet, opera, television, radio and books…

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The 2018 award winners

Have a look at all of the award winners from our 50th drama festival in 2018.

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50th CDF

The 2018 programme

The programme for our 50th festival was made up of 15 drama groups from around the local area.

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ADC Theatre refurbishment

ADC Theatre refurb complete

The legendary ADC Theatre reopened its doors last week after a massive refurbishment programme.  Audiences and theatre groups are…

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