British Final Festival of One-Act Plays

The pinnacle of all the regional rounds, across the four countries: all the months of rehearsing, travelling and last-minute nerves.

At the end of June/beginning of July, the winner of the Wales One Act Final represents the country by competing against their English, Irish and Scottish counterparts at the British Final Festival of One Act Plays.

The British Final moves around the four countries: in 2016, it came back to Wales.

The Best Production winners of the British and Welsh Finals are listed on their own pages Winners of British One Act Final Festival and Winners of Wales One Act Final Festival.

Rules for the Festival can be found here (PDF 1.36 MB)

British Final Festival of One-Act Plays 2018

To be held 6-7th July at Macroberts Arts Centre, Stirling

Adjudicator: Jennifer Scott-Reid GoDA further details and booking information can be found here

The 84th British Final Festival of One-Act Plays

British Final Festival of One-Act Plays 2017

Congratulations to Total Arts Community Theatre who won this years' British Final with Lear's Daughters, held at The MAC Theatre, Belfast. 


The Finalists

Friday 7th July

  • SCOTLAND Aberfeldy Drama Club Ring Road by Anita Vettesse
  • ENGLAND Total Arts Community Theatre Lear's Daughters by Elaine Feinstein & The Women's Theatre Workshop
Saturday 8th July
  • WALES The Unknown OUTCasts Future Shock by Richard Stockwell
  • NORTHERN IRELAND Bangor Drama Club A Galway Girl by Geraldine Aron

Booking details can be found at


The Mac Theatre, Belfast





At the close of the festival a traditional highland Quaich is passed onto the following years organisers.  This four handled "Cup of Welcome" represents the four countries with the engraving "British Final of One-Act Plays. Ludit qui bene laborat. Laborat qui bene ludit" (He is playing who works well. He who works well is playing).





Updated March 2018

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