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oneACTS 2024 – Be a part of it!

(PERFORMANCE DATES: May 20 to May 25 2024 at 7.45pm. Shows on alternate days. Mon/Wed/Fri or Tues/Thurs/Sat.

 The cornerHOUSE oneACTS play festival is now in its 15th year.

The oneACTS is not just about great, original playwriting; it is about encouraging everyone to get involved in all aspects of theatre. Anyone can enter a play, volunteer to direct or produce, audition to act or become part of the backstage or front of house crew.

The festival celebrates new playwriting and takes a script from page to stage. It is also an opportunity for new directors to try their hand at a short play in a supportive environment, or a more experienced one to hone their craft.

The oneACTS provides numerous acting opportunities, without the heavy commitment of being in a full-length play.

Volunteers organise the festival, build the sets, work on the sound and lighting, help backstage, assist with wardrobe and props… the list goes on!

The cornerHOUSE is a very open environment which actively welcomes and involves all newcomers. So if you’d like to get involved in the oneACTS, in any capacity whatsoever, do get in touch. We’d love to hear from you!

All writers/directors/producers/actors and those interested in being part of the crew should email


Play submission deadline: Tuesday, October 31 2023.

Deadline for directors: Nominations for directors close on Thursday, November 30, 2023.

Open auditions: There will be two audition dates in February – one on Thursday, February 15 2024 at 7.30pm (doors open 7pm) and the other on Sunday, February 18, 2024 at 2pm (doors open 1.30pm). You only need to attend one of these auditions. Please be prompt as you will need to register your details.

Tech and dress: Morning and afternoon of Saturday, May 18 for Mon/Wed/Fri plays and morning and afternoon of Sunday May 19 for Tues/Thurs/Sat plays.

Performance: shows at 7.45pm week commencing May 20 2024. Last performance night is May 25 2024. Shows run on alternate nights with a Mon/Wed/Fri programme and a Tues/Thurs/Sat programme.

For more information, head to our oneACTS pages