About the Festival

Festival 2020 Line-up

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A Drama Festival is a unique experience and Maidenhead is one of the top festivals in the country, attracting a wide selection of plays and performing groups from the local area.

Every Spring around 12 one-act plays are performed in front of an esteemed professional adjudicator and you – the audience.

The plays are between 20 and 55 minutes long, ranging from comedies to thrillers to highly-emotional dramas. Each one is critiqued by the adjudicator in front of the audience for acting, direction, stage presentation and dramatic achievement. The winners are announced on Saturday night, with the Overall Winner going through to the Quarter Final of the All England Theatre Festival.

You can come along and watch all of the plays or just a few – it’s completely up to you.

Maidenhead Drama Festival 2020


Wednesday 25th – Saturday 28th March 2020


Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead, SL6 4PF


Chris Jaeger (MBE, FRSA, GODA)

Dates for entries:

Entry Forms must be received by 16th December 2019

Deadline for receipt of scripts by 13th January 2020