Birmingham & District Theatre Guild
Birmingham & District Theatre Guild
Registered Charity Number 1000711
B.F.A.M.E.

Birmingham’s Festival of Acting & Musical

Entertainment

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) For 2021 only BFAME will only be open to AETF entries Entries must be in by 30th September 2020 If we get enough entries the BFAME Festival in 2021 will be a festival within a festival hosted by the Central Area of the AETF in 2022 we will be back to an open festival at Highbury Theatre Centre Entry form for 2021