Nathan Powell appointed as new Artistic Director of NSDF
NSDF is thrilled to announce that Nathan Powell has been appointed as our next Artistic Director and Joint CEO.
NSDF 22 - a utopia that theatre could be
NSDF Associate and Middle Child company member , Marc Graham, writes about his experience of attending this year’s National Student Drama Festival as…
NSDF 22 - A Look Back
As NSDF 22 drew to a close - we celebrated with a little look back on our week
The Slung Low Bursary
Slung Low have donated money to NSDF to create a Slung Low Bursary Fund which will help ensure people can come to NSDF 22.
The Buzz Goodbody Grant
This year the The Royal Theatrical Support Trust has- in recognition of the effect of the pandemic on the opportunity for young people to create full…
NSDF wins Digital Trailblazer Award!
NSDF wins Digital Trailblazer category in Arts Council England and the Digital Culture Network’s Digital Culture Awards
Marec Joyce (and the Pleasance!) are Joining NSDF!
NSDF is delighted to announce that Marec Joyce will be joining us as our new Technical Director.
NSDF 22... Is Coming!
The Festival is for people who love theatre, making it, watching it and talking about it. This Festival is an opportunity to show your work, learn, discuss,…
Are you 26? Don’t give up hope!
We’ve all lost time and opportunity during these long lockdown months.
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"