Arundel Festival Theatre Trail 2018

Category: Theatre

Arundel Festival Theatre Trail | Drip Action Theatre | Deadline: January 31, 2018

Writers are invited to submit plays for the 2018 Arundel Festival Theatre Trail.

The Arundel Festival Theatre Trail, conceived and presented by Drip Action Theatre Company, is now in its eighteenth year. It performs at the end of August, on each of the Festival’s eight days, eight short plays at eight different venues all over Arundel – this year, for example in a community hall, a restaurant, a football club and Arundel Jailhouse. An audience of over 2,000 came to see the eight 2017 Theatre Trail plays.

The Trail is firmly established as one of the major components in the Festival and is a great showcase for both new and established writers, from the UK and beyond.


Plays should be between 30 and 40 minutes long, easily staged, with a maximum of five actors. 

Entries should be sent to: 

Drip Action Theatre Trail 2018

The Arundel Festival

Arundel Town Hall

Maltravers Street


BN18 9AP

Deadline: 31st January 2018. There is no reading fee.

One play only per entrant, in hard copy (not e-mail). Please enclose an SAE if you’d like your play returned.

A reading committee will select the plays that will be performed, with the best submitted script receiving the Joy Goun award of £250 at the Theatre Trail launch in May 2018.

Each successful playwright will receive a £150 writer’s fee.

For further information call 01903 885250 or email

See also Productions on the Drip Action Theatre website for details of previous Festival Trails

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