Festival 2021

Welcome to the 2021 UK International Audio Drama Festival from 22- 26 March. We have been delighted to receive over 100 submissions from 21 countries in 15 languages. This year’s festival will be entirely online.

We invite you to join us every afternoon to listen to wonderful audio drama

Register here for a free ticket


During the mornings, we invite producers, writers and directors of audio drama to come together to make new collaborative work; 20 second audio dramas “to wash your hands to” for the first ever micro drama awards.

Download this document to read more about this initiative.

Audio Drama to wash your hands to

Register here to take part


We will also be running some additional discussion/workshop events – come back soon to find out more. And we will be inviting those who have registered for the listening sessions to register to take part in the jury sessions.

We are delighted that the Authors Licensing and Collection Society are sponsoring this year’s audience award.

The ALCS  is a not-for-profit organisation started by writers for the benefit of all types of writers. Owned by its members, ALCS collects money due for secondary uses of writers’ work. It is designed to support authors and their creativity, ensure they receive fair payment and see their rights are respected. It promotes and teaches the principles of copyright and campaigns for a fair deal. It represents over 110,000 members, and since 1977 has paid over £500 million to writers (alcs.co.uk).

For more information  :   partners &  sponsors

To vote in the audience award please go to this link. Voting closes on 26 April.



UK International Audio Drama Festival 2021

22 – 26 March 2021

Session Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
See separate document for explanation of this creative process
Launch of festival
Open space session 1 – Launch of collaborative process creating 20 second audio dramas
Creative session 2
Confirmation of collaborative teams and start of process.
Creative session 3
Writing / dramaturgy of individual dramas. Recording of dramas with UK remotely based actors or others.
Creative session 4
Recording of individual dramas with UK remotely based actors or others.
Creative session 5
Edit and dissemination / broadcast.
Lunchtime Speaker/discussion session 1 Speaker/discussion session 3 Listening session 5
Afternoon Listening session 1 Listening session 2 Listening session 3 Listening session 4 Jury session 5
Evening Jury session 1 Jury session 2 Jury session 3 Jury session 4 Jury closed session and voting
Speaker/discussion session 2 Award ceremony Award for full length, short form and micro drama Launch of audience award