Festival Company

The Festival Company is by invitation only. 

What is the Festival Company?

The Festival Company is designed to reward and assist those people we have seen in shows who we think are special talents.

We want to find a way of recognising and helping the particularly brilliant young people who we feel could benefit greatly from NSDF.

So all of our selectors keep notes on those who have individually impressed them the most, in order to invite them to join the annual NSDF Company.

This year the Festival Company will be directed by Peter Bradley.

This means that each Company Member uniquely has a specific point of contact and mentoring throughout the Festival, as well as special Festival Company workshops and classes.

Peter is a Resident Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company and attended the festival as a student where he won the Buzz Goodbody Prize. 


The company was the most enjoyable part as it meant I could make connections and friendships with people around the country who I have since agreed to make theatre with in the future.                                                                          

Festival Company Member | NSDF Survey 2018 


NSDF can be a life changing week. Selector and Theatre Maker Chris Thorpe has written a blog that explains why: 5 Reasons You Should Go To NSDF ’19. 

NSDF: Be Part of Something. 


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