National Student Drama Festival

Aged 16-25 with a desire to be recognised as an actor?


  • National Student Drama Festival
  • Then sign up to submit an application for the show you want to perform in the National Student Drama Festival for next year.
  • Entering a show gives you and your company/group the chance to perform at the Festival.
  • You might get spotted, commissioned, mentored or meet new collaborators.


  • Selection Day for NSDF 20 will take place on Sunday 2nd February.
  • The last date the selection team can see potential shows for the 2020 Festival is Saturday 1st February.
  • Make sure you enter before this date!


  • Everything is done online.
  • Head to the website and you can then create an account and enter the details of your show.
  • Once you’ve completed the form and paid the fee (£98), we will find one of our Selection Team – a group of professional artists working in the industry – to come and see your production on one of the dates you’ve given us, to consider you for the festival.