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Frequently Asked Questions

Covid-19 

when is the next NSDF? 

NSDF 21 will take place from 27th March - 2nd April 2021. 

does NSDF still plan to go ahead in 2021? 

yes! Two weeks before NSDF 20 was scheduled to open in Leicester we were forced by the pandemic to cancel. We decided to put the entire Festival online, and make it free and available to everyone. #NSDF20 became one of the most innovative and vital festivals in our 64-year history and was an inspirational event and example for our industry. 

We have announced our full programme of shows, masterclasses, workshops, discussions, debates and evening events. You can find out more here. 

It is entirely free and open to all. 

can I still enter a show for NSDF 21? 

submissions for NSDF 21 have now closed. Please contact General Manager, Lizzie Melbourne by email [javascript protected email address] if you would like to talk about entering your work for NSDF 22. 

 

Taking part in NSDF 21

how can i get involved in NSDF 21? 

there are many ways you can get involved with NSDF 21. Firstly, you can join us as a Festival Delegate: we want to welcome young people from across the country to the Festival, and will of course be running our programme of workshops, discussions and debates with industry leading talents. More details can be found here

In order to take part in NSDF 21 you must Register. We have two different access levels, Participant and Attendee. Once you have registered, you can sign up for all of the events you want to take part in. 

submissions to enter work for NSDF 21 have now closed. Please contact General Manager, Lizzie Melbourne by email [javascript protected email address] if you would like to talk about entering your work for NSDF 22. 

how much is a ticket to NSDF 21? 

NSDF 21 will be run on a Pay What You Decide basis. 

what is the Management Team? 

the Management Team help us produce the Festival week. If you're interested in gaining hands on experience in Venue Management, Front of House, Box Office, Administration, Events Management and Producing then apply to be part of the team! You can find out more here.  

what is the Technical Team? 

our Technical Director, Graeme Nixon, backed up by a professional team of theatre technicians will work with you to build the Festival from the ground up.

You’ll get to work with state-of-the-art equipment provided by our sponsors in professional venues such as Curve Theatre. You can find out more here.

what is Noises Off? 

Noises Off is the Festival magazine run by young theatre critics. The Noises Off team publishes exciting theatre criticism, writing, and opinion pieces. You can read their articles here.

As a writer for Noises Off, you’ll attend festival events and all the performances, writing reviews and articles about the festival. You can find more out about writing for the Noises Off team here.