Birmingham & District Theatre Guild
Birmingham & District Theatre Guild
Registered Charity Number 1000711

Birmingham’s Festival of Acting & Musical


To see the 2020 programme go to ‘When, where and How?

What is it?

The BFAME Festival is a one-act drama festival that takes place every year in February/March in which amateur drama groups from around the area compete head-to-head. Adult one-act entry form Youth one-act entry form It also includes an individual youth competition for singing, poetry, solo and duo acting. Click here for more information about individual entries. Entry forms for Individual entries: Click here 2019 Choice of Set poems Aged under 14 years of age 2019 Choice of Set poems Aged 14 - 18 years It has been going for over 90 years, run by volunteers of the Birmingham & District Theatre Guild, a registered charity. The aim of the festival is to enjoy live theatre, benefit and perhaps learn from the experiences of a qualified adjudicator and other, like-minded people and a means of progressing in the All-England Theatre Festival, if you wish. Recognized as a first round of the All-England Theatre Festival, at least one winning team from B.F.A.M.E. becomes eligible to go forward to the Western Divisional Quarter Final and subsequent rounds of the Competition with the prospect of ultimate progression to the British Final. The Guild is also a member of the National Drama Festivals Association who normally stage an annual All-Winners Festival in England in July, the winners of B.F.A.M.E. can be considered for this Festival too.

Where, when and how?

Birmingham’s Festival of Acting & Musical Entertainment (BFAME) Highbury Theatre Centre Sheffield Road Sutton Coldfield B73 5HD from 220th & 21st February 2021 Entry forms for 2021 Adult one-act entry form Youth one-act entry form Programme for 2020: Saturday 29th February 2pm performance: 3 one-act plays Norbury Players performing ‘Melody’ by Deidre Kinahan Raw Talent Youth Theatre performing ‘Jogglebox’ by Sami Cornick TACT performing ‘Five Kinds of Silence’ by Shelagh Stephenson Not suitable for children Saturday 29th February 7pm performance: 3 one-act plays Raw Talent Senior Youth Theatre performing ‘6 Degrees’ by Phil Hyde Circle Players performing ‘Albert’ by Richard Harris Encore/Tomorrow Productions performing ‘Farewell’ by David Titchener Sunday 1st March 1pm performance: 3 one-act plays Impact Junior Youth Theatre performing ‘Bye Baby Bunting’ by Mark Green Co-op Rep Youth Theatre performing ‘What’s That Coming Over the Hill?’ by David Gorton Impact Senior Youth Theatre performing ‘Shuddersome Tales of Poe’ by Lindsay Price 7pm Presentation evening including a showcase by Aldridge Youth Swing Band