Scottish Community Drama Association Aberdeen District

The Scottish Community Drama Association has been going since 1926. We aim to provide opportunities for everyone in the community to get involved in acting, be it on stage, back stage or in production.


Each year the Aberdeen District of the SCDA hosts a festival of One Act Plays where local groups enter plays into the competition. There are various specifications such as length of play and number of actors, and all the plays that are entered as a competition item are judged by an experienced adjudicator who gives constructive feedback on all the plays. However, we also accept non-competitive entries for groups who just want to experience acting in front of an audience.


There are several prizes up for grabs each year including overall 1st and 2nd place, Youth Team 1st place, Best Stage Presentation, Best Moment of Theatre and Outstanding Achievement. Winners of the 1st and 2nd place go on to compete against other teams in the Northern Division (made up of Angus, Orkney, Perthshire and Aberdeen). After the Northern Division comes the Scottish Finals, and after that the British Finals! There is also a separate Youth competition that follows the same progress route. Aberdeen has had several teams over the years who have been extremely successful and this year we had a team from the Aberdeen District representing Scotland at the British finals!


We welcome groups from all over Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire area, be you newly formed, long running or just a group that forms for the purpose of the festival! It is a great platform to gain experience and develop skills, not to mention meeting likeminded folk.


As well as the festival we also run workshops for actors and directors on a wide range of disciplines such a mime, how to get the most of out of your actors and characterisation.


There are some rules and guidance that all groups have to follow to take part to receive a copy of these or for any more information please message us here, or send an email to scda.aberdeen@googlemail.com


If you wish to purchase a SEASON TICKET (30 - Payment by CASH on the Door when collecting Ticket) to attend all 3 nights, please contact scda.aberdeen.district@gmail.com

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S.C.D.A. Festival of One Act Plays 2019: Aberdeen District Round - NIGHT 1 of 3 Craig Centre for Performing Arts
Aberdeen
Thu 14 Feb 2019, 7:30PM
S.C.D.A. Festival of One Act Plays 2019: Aberdeen District Round - NIGHT 2 of 3 Craig Centre for Performing Arts
Aberdeen
Fri 15 Feb 2019, 7:30PM
S.C.D.A. Festival of One Act Plays 2019: Aberdeen District Round - NIGHT 3 of 3 Craig Centre for Performing Arts
Aberdeen
Sat 16 Feb 2019, 7:30PM
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