Radio Drama Festival

The Festival 2024:
The Accomplishment of Many Years

We are celebrating 10 years of the UK International Audio Drama Festival this year.

Submissions for the festival are now closed for the 2024 festival. 

Thank for all of your submissions, we will acknowledge everyone but please bare with us as we have had a huge response this year! Inevitably there were many great works that we could not shortlist. 

See the provisional 2024 shortlist by clicking here 

Or download it here:


Please click on the relevant link below to book tickets to the festival.

 In-person Event

 Online Event 

Awards will be made for full length work, short form work and for the work which receives the most votes from the audience.

The regulations can be accessed here: 2024 Regulations. 

Information and FAQs can be accessed here: Info and FAQs. 

The Festival takes place in Canterbury at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge from 25 – 29 March 2024 and we look forward to welcoming producers and audience alike for an exciting and stimulating week of listening and discussion.

…being at the festival is like travelling elsewhere without having to undergo the hassle of airport security

Kate Chisholm

March 2019

The Speak Softly Shop

 A season of newly made shortform dramas from around the world. Created as a response to the pandemic, they are a powerful reminder of the versatility of audio drama as an art form. Covid 19 made us postpone the 2020 festival but it brought this extraordinary cycle of work.