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This is the website for the Glamorgan Drama League: an umbrella organisation for local theatre groups in South Wales and one of the UK's most active amateur drama associations.



GDL delegates' meetings are held usually every two months or so. All member groups are encouraged to support these meetings. Details of meetings are usually circulated by email.

Next delegates' meeting:

Originally scheduled for 10.15am Saturday, 21st May – Drive Offices, Nantgarw is now ...


A revised date will be circulated shortly.

Representatives of all member groups, and all members, are most welcome to attend.

News ... News.... News...


The list of performances and prize winners at the 2016 Glamorgan One-act Act Play festival is now posted. Four productions have been invited to perform at the Wales Final Festival in June. Check out which ones...!

So The Glammies 2016 came and went. Tickets sold out, there were loads of awards and the usual fantastic buffet. A great night was had by all. Check out the full list of winners here:youth and adult.

Interested in becoming a Glammies appraiser?

Appraisers need to have experience in amateur theatre, and if they commit to seeing a show and writing a report on it, we expect them to honour that commitment: that's all we ask of anyone wanting to be part of the team.

The League covers the geographical area formerly defined by the old county of Glamorgan (which means Swansea and the Gower in the west, Cardiff to the east, and as far north as Merthyr).

We currently have 11 fully-paid up adult member groups, as well as 5 very active youth groups, and several individual members, but are always keen to welcome more. Take a look at our list of current members.

We have two major areas of on-going activity:

  • The Glammies - an annual evening of review and celebration of the best of the year's work

  • One-Act Festival - our local round of the national One-Act play competition

gdl logoOne-Act Play Festivals

Dates of the most recent Glamorgan One-Act Play Festival:
27-30 April 2016

The details for the 2016 Festival are available via the 2016 One-act Festival page.

logo for Drama Association of WalesNot to forget that in 2016 the British Final Festival of One-Act Plays will be held in Cardiff, hosted by Drama Association of Wales. It will be in the Sherman Theatre, on 1st & 2nd July.

Pop those dates in your diary now!

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The Glammies

Details on what the Glammies is all about are on our Glammies page.

The 2016 Glammies Gala night was on Saturday 9th April in the Paget Rooms in Penarth.

See the lists of award winners here, together with the lists of nominations information. See Adults, and Youth.

All entries are now part of the 2016-17 season. Please use an entry form: you can get these via our Glammies page or go straight to this link for the forms.

The last date for seeing shows for the 2017 season will be announced soon, but is likely to be late February.

Please note we need four weeks' notice for a Glammies entry: there are no exceptions to this rule.

We would be delighted to hear from you - perhaps you'd like to perform at one of our festivals, or you've an idea for a training session - do use our Contact page for the details on how to reach us. Full joining details, including an application form, can be found on our Join Us page .

Check out our links page.  If you'd like a link to this page (whether or not you can include us on your site) please let the webmaster know.
Contact us if you'd like to be kept informed of future meetings.


The Glamorgan Drama League (GDL) has taken every effort to ensure that the information contained within its website is correct but no liability can be accepted for any inaccuracies. The GDL cannot accept any liability for any loss or damage resulting from the use of the material contained in its website. The GDL assumes no responsibility for the contents of any other website to which its website links via hypertext.


Recently updated pages:

18.05.16 homepage, One-Acts 2016
12.04.16 Glammies 2015-16, Young Glammies 2015-16, Glammies 2016-17, Young Glammies 2016-17, The Glammies
03.04.16 2016 Glammies Acting Nominations


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