Founded in 1934 and registered as a Charity in 1973, Drama Association of Wales exists to create opportunities for people to become actively involved in theatre activities which are rewarding, fun and of a high standard.
Based in Cardiff, the Association boasts membership from across Wales, throughout the United Kingdom and internationally, many of whom have been valued members and journeyed with us throughout the years. Our members include amateur and professional theatre practitioners, playwrights, amateur drama groups, teachers, academics, schools, colleges and universities, anyone who has an interest in drama.
We offer a wide and varied range of services to Drama in the Community.
- Training in many aspects of theatre, including annual Summer School
- Festivals – DAW plays an active role as part of the United Kingdom Community Drama Festivals Federation (UKCDFF) with seven regional festivals held throughout Wales between March and May. More information is available here
- Information and networking services to the whole range of participatory drama
- DAWN – our Newsletter which keeps you up to date with News and events. Where member groups can advertise their up and coming productions.
- Access to DAW Publications for purchase or hire. List available here
Current membership to the Association is £15.00 per Individual, £25.00 per Group. Membership runs from 1st April – 31st March. Download membership form (WORD 397 KB)
New and current members can pay via by using the drop down button below.
We always welcome new members.
Teri McCarthy is our current chair.
MEMBERSHIP TO THE DRAMA ASSOCIATION OF WALES DOES NOT GIVE YOU ACCESS TO THE LIBRARY WHICH HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED TO THE ROYAL WELSH COLLEGE OF MUSIC AND DRAMA. THEY WILL INVOICE YOU SEPARATELY.
Updated February 2016