Welcome to NSDF 21
This is our 65th Annual Festival. None have been made in stranger circumstances. None have shown more clearly the resilience of young people. None have…
NSDF recognised in The Stage 100
We’re very grateful to be recognised as one of The Stage 100, for our work in this pandemic year.
Selectors Lucy and Sean have put together a little Radio Times Rainbow Edition for your Pride celebrating pleasure.
When NSDF Went Online
James Phillips writes for the National Campaign for the Arts about taking #NSDF20 Online.
NSDF Patron...Gary Lineker
NSDF is very excited to announce that this year’s Festival Patron is Gary Lineker.
What's it like to be on the NSDF Management Team?
Srishti Ray, winner of the 2019 Management Team Award, tells us what it's like to be on the NSDF Management Team
What it's like to be part of the NSDF Technical Team: a conversation
NSDF Technical Advisors Hamish and Emma explain what the NSDF Technical Team get up to at the Festival.
NSDF selectors Sean Linnen and Lucy Ellinson share a few thoughts on LGBTQ representation at the festival...
Getting to be a Gang: Barrel Organ and NSDF
"On a really basic level, NSDF meant that Barrel Organ came into existence"
Slung Low and NSDF
"I’ve seen future movies stars perform in gyms turned in to hand-made theatres, and watched students from all over the country take risks and mean it…
NSDF and Emerging Artists
"NSDF gave me the opportunity to try and fail and try again with boundless encouragement...."
Harold Pinter, Stephen Fry, Ruth Wilson and... Nick Clegg — they all came through the National Student Drama Festival
This year, we need the NSDF more urgently than ever. Its guest director, James Phillips, tells The Sunday Times why.
What can NSDF do for you?
We asked our brilliant selectors Olivia Vinall and Nima Taleghani- who both came to NSDF when they were students- what the Festival gave them and why…