Association of Ulster Drama Festivals
Drama Association of Wales
All England Theatre Festival

National Drama Festivals Association

Policies & Governance

Although based in England this website called Knowhow is an excellent source of templates and advice.  For specific legal requirements please refer to Scottish legislation.


Spotlight Publications
Plays by regular SCDA adjudicator Ron Nicol
Concord Theatricals (formerly Samuel French) publishers
Federation of Scottish theatre
Cressrelles Publishing
Cordiner Press – plays by Isabella Rae

Nick Hern Books

International Performing Rights Ltd

Umbrella organisations

Creative Lives (formerly Voluntary Arts)

Making Music

Free Music Archive

Performing Rights 

Additional Resources – Websites & YouTube instructional videos


The Association of British Theatre Technicians Sound Black Light Lighting

Voice – National Theatre vocal warm-up – Breathing, Resonators, Projection, Diction

Warm-up games – lots of fast and fun warm up games – using the space effectively – warm up games – playing with speed and group physicality

Stage Fighting

You can find lots of useful instructional videos on YouTube, here are a couple of examples

Stage slap
Stage punch
Intimacy on Stage

It is important to ensure everyone is comfortable and gives consent in the rehearsal room and onstage.  Here are a few useful links