About One Act Play Festivals

A One Act Play Festival is a competition-based festival, usually of one-act ‘plays’. These are run independently of the Victorian Drama League by different theatre companies around Victoria. The Victorian Drama League actively supports these festivals by providing an opportunity to promote the festivals in Theatrecraft magazine and on the website, as well as by sponsoring a $50 youth encouragement award, called the Theatrecraft Youth Unlimited Award, to eligible festivals. Further support is provided through advice to festival coordinators, when requested.

The Victorian Drama League has provided the One Act Play Festival Guidelines for festival coordinators to follow when running their event. If you are looking for a One Act Play to stage the VDL’s library has an extensive collection of plays including one act plays. Members are eligible to hire either individual plays or sets of plays at very reasonable rates. For further details about hiring from the library, check the Library page, or contact the VDL office by email or telephone 03 9663 4222.