The Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

The Welwyn Drama FestivalVisiting Company presented

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Part of the Barn’s 2014-2015 Season.

The 81st Welwyn Drama Festival

18th – 23rd May 2015

A wonderful week of entertaining, dramatic competition.

We are really excited to be welcoming the Welwyn Drama Festival for the very first time.

It’s their 81st year and they provide a wonderful week of entertaining, dramatic competition.

There are two or three short (one-act) plays each night. Teams must adhere to the festival rules and will be awarded marks by a professional adjudicator for acting, production, stage presentation and dramatic achievement. The winning team is awarded the prestigious Welwyn Cup, and the chance to perform at the British All-Winners Festival. The other awards presented on the final night include an Audience Appreciation Award, voted for by those who purchased one of the great-value Festival Season Tickets.


Save 30% on your tickets

Tickets are £10 per night or book 6 nights for £38 (a saving of £22.00). Book online using the Buy Tickets button above or contact the Barn box office on 01707 324300.

To book a season ticket online, just add your choice of seat(s) to one order and the discount will be automatically applied once you have selected all six performances.

Please note that performances start earlier than for normal Barn productions: 7.30pm during the week and 7.00pm on the Saturday.


This is subject to alteration.

Monday 18 May

Company of Teens: The Wardrobe by Sam Holcroft
Alternate Shadows: The War Room by Chris Brake

Tuesday 19 May

Barn Theatre Club: Arabian Nights (excerpt) by Mary Zimmerman
Wareside Entertainers: Last Panto in Little Grimley by David Tristram

Wednesday 20 May

Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls: Daisy Pulls It Off (Act 1) by Denise Deegan
Tiger Productions: Bill and Ben by Richard James

Thursday 21 May

Bawds: Is This Seat Taken? by Sean Baker
The Settlement Players: After Midnight, Before Dawn by David Campton
Nomansland Theatre Company: Terms and Conditions Apply by Peter Hale

Friday 22 May

Longsands Drama Company: The War Time by Sean Lang
Clavering Players: Me and My Friend (Act 1) by Gillian Plowman
Pier Players: The Last Bread Pudding by Nick Warburton

Saturday 23 May

Company of Ten: The Visitation by Jane Fookes
Players’ Theatre (Wales): Embodiment by Jeremy Hilton Davies

See for more details on the plays and teams.






Opening 28th May
By John Finnemore
Opening 13th June
By Mary Chase



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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Statement

At the Barn we are committed to promoting equality and challenging discrimination in all its forms. We strive to create a safe and inclusive environment for all members of the cast and creative team, regardless of their race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity and will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.

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