2022 Avon Short Play Festival

Dates For 2022


Western Area Final
7th May 2022 - Merlin Theatre, Frome

Five Counties Youth Festival
8th May 2022 - Merlin Theatre, Frome

English Final
3rd & 4th June 2022 - Courtyard Theatre, Hereford

British Final
24th & 25th June 2022 - The Pavilion Theatre, Rhyl

National Drama Festival Association (NDFA) All Winners Festival
18th-24th July 2022 – The Albany Theatre Coventry

Western Area AETF and
Five Counties Youth Festival 2022

To celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee the 2022 English Final will be a two day event with both Adult and Youth winners representing each of the four national areas.

This will be held over the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend at The Courtyard Theatre, Hereford on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th June.

As usual, we will be sending our winning team to the English Final via the Western Area Semi Final at the Merlin Theatre, Frome, on Saturday 7th May.

This festival always celebrates and showcases the best youth drama in the Western Area by welcoming the highest marked youth entry from each of the 5 preliminary first round festivals to join us as well as compete for the Mike Bishop Trophy.

This year’s festival will also be held at the popular Merlin Theatre at Frome - on Sunday 8th May.

For this special year all youth teams entering the Five Counties can also have the chance to compete again for a place in The English Final if they have chosen to.

The winner of the Five Counties Youth Festival shall represent Western Area at The English Final. [ Should the winner choose not to compete for a place at the EF, they will keep the Winner’s Trophy and the place will go to the next team with the highest marks.]

In the event of any youth team at a preliminary round being the overall winner they must then choose whether they wish to compete with the other Area Winners on Saturday 7th May or compete with youth groups on Sunday 8th May. They cannot do both!

We are looking forward to this event and hope to see you there