The National Drama Festivals Association (NDFA) is an association of Independent Drama Festivals drawn from across the UK running Full length, One Act and Youth Festivals.  This includes the Elmbridge Drama Festival.

NDFA was formed in 1964 to encourage and support amateur theatre in all its forms and in particular through the organisation of drama festivals. There are now 37 member festivals throughout the UK who between them organise 16 Full Length, 35 One Act festivals and 28 Youth festivals.

Membership of NDFA is open to all Drama Festival Organisations and also to Theatre groups and individuals who are interested in taking part and supporting drama festivals throughout UK.


Members receive an annual directory giving details of all member festivals and also a quarterly newsletter providing the latest information about festivals and other relevant news.

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