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You have decided that you want to bring your school to the New Brunswick Drama Festival.


Whether it is for the first time, or the 31st time, we've got all the information you need to ensure you get your school registered and to the festival.

This page outlines important dates and deadlines not to miss as well as information on costs, helpful tips on picking plays, and more. Please review and if you have any questions, reach out and ask, we would love to hear from you!


REGISTer your plays by 01.12.24

Each school can bring up to 3 plays. The registration form allows you to select your preferred time slots. Time slots are given on a first come first served basis.

Each play registered is $75, after January 12th, the fee is $100. Cheques must be included with the registration form for the registration to be considered complete.


Cheques should be made payable to: NB Drama Festival.

submit poster designs by

Every year we ask students of the province to design our poster.

The winning selection will be featured on all festival materials including programs, tshirts, and banners.

The winning artist will also receive $200.

Book Accomodations by

The Drama Festival Committee is NOT responsible for accommodations. These

arrangements are made between the school and the universities.

Most schools choose to stay at the St. Thomas University Dorms, some stay at UNB, while others stay at local hotels.

STU Residences


Online Registration Form

UNB Residences



All students and teachers will receive a festival program.


Play information including cast, crew, production team, and synopsis must be submitted by April 12th to make it in the program.


Please review for spelling as content will be placed directly in the program.

Important Dates



Each play is $75, after Jan 12, fee is $100.

Registration fee is non-refundable.

Payment due when registration form is mailed.


Payment for individual participants is $20 per person. This includes students and chaperones and is due when you arrive at the festival.

$20/Festival T-Shirt

Festival T-shirts are optional and can be purchased at the festival.

Cheques should be made payable to the NB Drama Festival.


  • Accommodations (students/chaperones)
  • Meals (students/chaperones)
  • Bus transportation to and from festival
  • Rental vehicles to transport set/props
Who Can Bring A Play?
Teacher Drama Advisors must register their school and plays. Productions may be directed by teachers, student teachers, students, or a community volunteer approved by the school administrator. Individual directors may direct two plays. Teachers may not be in or do a voice over in a play.
What Kind Of Plays Can Go To The Festival?
Make us laugh, make us cry, make us ponder, make us scared. Diversity of play material makes this festival that much more entertaining! Keep in mind, this is an NBTA sponsored event so offensive language and inappropriate material is not acceptable and will result in disqualification from awards. 
How Long Can My Play Be?
To be eligible for recognition, each production must be over 25 minutes and under 60 minutes. In addition to performance time, each play has 20 minutes to set up and 10 to strike. If the play does not comply with the time regulations, it will be disqualified from all recognition categories except acting.
What Are The Performance Spaces Like?

We are fortunate to have access to three theatres in one location. Each has unique features that you might want to consider before you make a choice on your registration form. For theatre descriptions and dimensions click here.

Pick a Play
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