About us

Founded in 1943 by Professor Elizabeth Sneddon, the Speech and Drama Association is a long-established and respected organisation.

Speech and Drama festivals held at schools have become a highlight for children, where they are given the opportunity to explore their cultural side. Qualified adjudicators provide constructive and encouraging feedback, both written and verbal. Certificates of achievement are awarded to all participants and bursaries are granted to those candidates showing promise.

The Syllabus is offered in three languages and in a wide range of categories. Workshops and brochures are available to assist teachers and pupils and a Festival Director is on hand to offer encouragement and guidance.

As a non-profit organisation, we operate on festival participants’ entry fees and on the annual subscriptions paid by members.

The world is a stage, and our stage the world.

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