The Hawthorne Theatre is in the centre of Welwyn Garden City.
There is a theatre, lounge, cafe and bar and also a cinema screen.

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80th Welwyn Drama Festival Poster

PRESENTED BY: Hawthorne Theatre and The Welwyn Festival Association Limited

£10 - Standard

£8 Senior / Student / Child

£38 - Season Ticket (all 6 nights) (That’s a £22 Saving!)

2 - 7 June |

Founded in 1929 and as iconic as Welwyn Garden City itself, the Welwyn Drama Festival has brought the best of amateur dramatics from Hertfordshire and further afield to compete in a series of one act plays. Our experienced play selection team carefully put together the most exciting programme for the audience. The result: a week packed with everything from comedy and fantasy to heart-rending stories. Every evening two or more plays will thrill, excite and potentially move the audience to tears! If you’re part of a local theatre group and would like to compete you can contact for an application form.

Further information will be available at nearer the time.

The timetable is as follows:

Monday 2 June

  • Monk's Walk School - www.Scot (Youth Drama Festival Winners)
  • Woodhouse Player - Hamlet Part II
  • Nomansland Theatre Company - Under New Management (NEW PLAY)

Tuesday 3 June

  • Company B - Flash (NEW PLAY)
  • Clavering Players - Goldfish Girl

Wednesday 4 June

  • Blitzed Theatre Company - The Piece of Paper Paradox (NEW PLAY)
  • Pier Players - Ever Young
  • Wadham Players - World Premiere

Thursday 5 June

  • Turn the Key Productions - Under The Alder Tree
  • Barn Theatre Club - Bouncers

Friday 6 June

  • Bejou Productions - Epitaph For A Hard Man
  • The College Players - The DisOysterious Date (NEW PLAY)
  • Belmony Theatre Company - The Lamp

Saturday 7 June

  • The Player' Theatre (Wales) - A Universal Sorrow
  • Wanstead Players - A Room Without A Roof

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Saturday 7th June