London Student Drama Festival 2018

London theatre news: Wednesday 31 January 2018

Competition - New performance - New writing

For its 6th year, the London Student Drama Festival will be at the West End's Duchess Theatre for the finals of its new writing competition and at The Bunker for the debut of 'Play in a Day'.
The London Student Drama Festival 2018

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This year's London Student Drama Festival is poised to break into the West End.

For its sixth outing, the festival will be at the Duchess Theatre right in the heart of theatreland for the finals of its writing competition which will be held on Monday 19 March 2018.

London's most promising student writers, directors, actors, designers and producers will be hitting the stage with short pieces of new-writing to try and win awards for Best Direction, Best Writing and Best Performance.

The sem-finals are being hosted at The Pleasance Theatre Islington on 13 and 15 March, where professional judges choose the top 4/5 shows which then go on to perform at the finals.

And there's more ...

Play in a Day makes a debut in the festival calendar, scheduled for The Bunker on 12 February.

In this event, students are against the clock having just 24 hours to make a play, from writing to directing, performing to producing with 5 brave and talented teams taking on the task!


Duchess Theatre

3-5 Catherine Street

London WC2B 5LA

The Bunker

53a Southwark Street

London, SE1 1RU

Pleasance Theatre

Carpenters Mews

North Rd


N7 9EF


Writing competition finals - Monday 19 March 2018 at 7pm

Semi-finals - 13 & 15 March 2018 at 7pm

Play in a Day - 12 February 2018 at 7-30pm


See the links below for the appropriate theatre


Nimax Theatres for bookings at The Duchess

The Bunker

Pleasance Theatre Islington

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