In an industry that can be notoriously closed off to outsiders, NSDF is a huge lifeline for people like me; it breaks boundaries, creates opportunities, generates self-confidence and inspires careers. When I began my journey into the arts I knew no one in the industry and had no experience of it. Today, I have both and call myself a writer because of NSDF.Mohammed Barber, NSDF Alumni and LAB Participant
We're Hiring - NSDF Executive Director
We're looking for a special individual to take on the part-time role of Executive Director.
NSDF Spotlight | Alice Christina-Corrigan
A new initiative, in partnership with our friends and long time supporters Spotlight.
In 2020 NSDF began creating work for the first time in the 64 year old Festival. We are creating new work and new communities ourselves: to increase our reach and the diversity of our young artists.
A timely pause
We don't need to fill the theatre void with recordings – we need to take time to grieve, says Liam Rees.
5 reasons you should go to NSDF19
Writer, performer and NSDF associate Chris Thorpe tells you why you should come to NSDF19.