Radio Drama Festival

ALCS sponsors 2021 Audience Award

We are delighted that out audience award will be sponsored for the first time in 2021 by the Authors Licensing and Collection Society. The award follows an online vote by anyone who has had the opportunity to hear the festival entries. Voting opens at the conclusion of the listening sessions.     

Micro Drama Award

New for 2021; our first ever micro drama awards. During the mornings of the festival week, we invite producers, writers, directors and other creatives to come together to make new 20 second audio dramas “to wash your hands to”.  Collaborating across national and linguistic boundaries, we are looking forward to some brilliant new work. Go […]

The Speak Softly Shop

The Speak Softly Shop – our newly created international season of responses to the pandemic – is open in the Works section


We are sorry to have to announce that the festival will be postponed until the autumn and will not take place next week. Please get in touch if you have any questions or if we can help with travel cancellations. However, in this time of social and community isolation, audio drama will be a vitally […]

2020 Jury Chair Announced

We’re delighted to announce that our jury chair for 2020 is Jack Klaff. Jack has worked in radio as an actor, presenter and writer for half a century. His radio roles have included Elgar, Wilde, Spode, Macbeth, Oberon, Byron, Jung, JFK, Neil Armstrong, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Sea Wolf and Quasimodo. Jack’s readings […]

Waiting for the 2020 Festival…

76 entries are a lot to go through… but we’re almost done! While you wait for the programme to be announced, have a look at the 2019 Festival Report, or at the lovely map of countries that have entered this year’s festival.

2019 Audience Award

The jury have voted – and the audience too! Congratulations to “Travelling in Africa” by Georgian Public Broadcasting! “This is amazing play! Come on Everybody, listen to it and you will get what I mean.” “I like story telling in this play and the whole history is interesting as well”

2019 NEWS – We’re going paperless!

UK International Radio Drama Festival PRESS RELEASE 2019 UK Radio Drama Festival Goes Green The UK International Radio Drama Festival is the first major international radio drama festival to go paperless. Each year, we print, transport and recycle some 75000 sheets of paper, providing participants in the festival with access to English language translations of […]

2019 Jury Chair Announced

UK International Radio Drama Festival 2019 Press Release Acclaimed UK radio drama actor to chair 2019 Jury We are delighted to announce that Jonathan Keeble will be chairing the jury for the fifth UK International Radio Drama Festival. Jonathan combines his audio work with a busy theatre and TV career. He has featured in over […]

2019 Press Release

UK International Radio Drama Festival“The Greatest Admiration in the Universal World” Press Release The fifth UK International Radio Drama Festival takes place in Canterbury from 18 – 22 March 2019. The festival presents five days of live listening to radio/audio plays drawn from 18 different countries and presented in 15 different languages. This year’s theme […]