One Act Play Festival

Next date: Saturday, 06 April 2024 | 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

The Lake Macquarie One Act Play Festival is returning to Warners Bay Theatre on Saturday 6 April 2024.

The Lake Macquarie One Act Play Festival is a theatre competition showcasing short, sharp and original one-act plays. The festival aims to encourage and foster local and regional playwrights and performers while generating interest from state and national artists, bringing the best of established and amateur theatre to a Lake Macquarie stage.

One Act Play Festival plays will explore our society through story and performance, develop the skills and expertise of playwrights (script writing) and performers (stagecraft), and build a community of performing arts creatives within Lake Macquarie.


Single Session: 1pm or 4.30pm

  • Single session $30 (+b/fee $2.80)
  • Lake Mac Arts Membership single session $27 (+b/fee $2.63)
  • Group bookings of 4 or more single session $27 per ticket (+b/fee $2.63)

Two Session Pass: 1pm and 4.30pm

If you would like to attend both sessions, please book your pass in the 1pm session.

  • Two session combo $45 (+b/fee $3.60)
  • Lake Mac Arts Membership both sessions $40.50 (+b/fee $3.36)
  • Group bookings of 4 or more both sessions $40.50 per ticket (+b/fee $3.36)


  • Winner Outstanding Play Performance - $500
  • Runner Up Outstanding Play Performance - $300
  • Winner Outstanding Actor - $500
  • Runner Up Outstanding Actor - $300
  • Winner Youth Actor Encouragement - $300

Session One

Kraken - Helen Hopcroft

Dear Alexis - Ella Betterridge

In Constant Motion - Zippie Tiffenright

The Library - Nat Newman

Waiting for Beckett… - Bronte Carrigan

Games Night - Ricky Moonga and Sallyanne Scotton Moonga

Session Two

For the Love of Battlesnake - Ricky Moonga and Sallyanne Scotton Moonga

No-Man's-Land - Gary Helmore

The Agency - Alison Lancey

Family Inheritance - Andrew James Macleod

The Cleaner - Helen Hopcroft

The Broken Clock - Leonard D Goodisman

The Burglar - Chris Naylor

The One Act Play Festival is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.


  • Saturday, 06 April 2024 | 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Saturday, 06 April 2024 | 04:30 PM - 06:30 PM


Warners Bay Theatre, Lake Street, Warners Bay, 2282, View in Google Maps

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