about the festival

welcome

This festival is for people who love theatre...making it, watching it and talking about it...an opportunity to show your work, learn, discuss, write and try something new.

Each day begins with a workshop from 10am to 1pm - you can book your choices online ahead of the festival.

We have daily open discussions about all the shows and wider social and political issues.

There are shows every afternoon and evening. The 2015 festival included a site responsive Pinter, 2 Broadway musicals, two new verbatim plays and a madcap musical adaptation of The Nutcracker in an 11 room Victorian house. In 2016 there was a brand new musical and 6 new plays by young writers amongst the 12 productions. 

We are interested in all kinds of performance: plays, musicals, dance pieces or operas, staged in all kinds of ways.

You can write and review for Noises Off magazine and perform anything you want at our Open Mic show.

And there are events most nights, including the legendary quiz.

Networking with all the professionals in the bar and getting feedback and advice is the joyful end of every day.


Thank you so much! I am honoured to be a part of such an incredible showcase of talent. I have made amazing contacts from it. 

Modupe Salu  |  I Can't Breathe 2016


 


get involved...

enter a show

apply for the technical team

apply for the management team

book a group ticket or a subscription ticket


please check out...

what people say 

our FAQ's to see how you can get involved and the costs


contact us

020 7036 9027 or email info@nsdf.org.uk if you have any questions.


thank you for visiting


The whole week was a fantastic opportunity to meet other people who were passionate about theatre and who weren't scared of doing things in different ways, to see new, exciting shows and learn from the top people in the industry. It was incredible!

Charlie Bindels  |  Festgoer