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Chesil Theatre Playwriting Competition

The Chesil Theatre is pleased to announce that its fifth biennial 10×10 Playwriting Competition is now open for submissions. Writers have until midnight, 22 April 2016 to submit a ten minute play on a theme Inspired by the life, lyrics and/or legend of David Bowie. Ten winning plays will receive their premier over one weekend in [...]

Theatre Royal Dumfries

The Theatre Royal Dumfries have asked the local authority for an additional £50,000 to complete their planned £1.9 million refurbishment.   Unforeseen structural issues have caused the project costs to rise to £2.11 million and the owners, The Guild of Players, have approached Dumfries and Galloway Council for the extra money.  The theatre is Scotland’s oldest working [...]


We are still gathering information regarding which of our member theatres have been affected by the terrible flooding in the North of the UK and the National Committee have contacted theatres they understand to be at risk to offer support.  If your theatre has been affected by the flooding please get in touch on to [...]

European Youth Drama

EDERED – European Youth Drama Encounter 31 July – 14 August 2016 in Poland and Germany The 2016 EDERED will be held in two countries – Gryfino, Poland ( and Joachimsthal, Germany ( The theme of the Encounter is ‘Fluid Boundaries’ and organisers hope that the participants will overcome old and new boundaries and together [...]

Chipstead Players Receives 5* Review

Chipstead Players’ Autumn production (Arsenic and Old Lace) receives 5* Review from Theo Spring for the Croydon Advertiser…   “Well, Chipstead Players, you certainly excelled yourselves with this production. Right from the moment the curtain opened onto that elaborate set with its long upstairs landing, the die of excellence was cast.   And speaking of [...]