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Home Welcome to the website of the All England Theatre Festival! The All England Theatre Festival organises the only country-wide eliminating contest for one-act plays in performance throughout England. This provides an opportunity for Amateurs to compete against like-minded groups and to benefit from the adjudication they receive to improve the quality of their performance. It also provides social contact so that we can share the experience to our mutual benefit. The AETF also maintains contact with other leading bodies involved in Amateur Drama throughout the UK by means of its membership of the Central Council for Amateur Theatre, The Drama Festivals Consortium, and the British Finals Standing Committee. Festivals are organised into four Areas on a regional basis, Northern, Central, Eastern and Western. Each Area is also divided into a number of Divisions according to the size and/or history of the individual Area. The winner of the English Final goes on to compete against the winners of similar Festivals in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.   Finally it is also involved with the Geoffrey Whitworth Trophy Competition, in conjunction with the other 'Hosts' of the British Festival, to judge original, unpublished scripts that are first produced within the relevant Festivals.