Kyneton’s Festival of One Act Plays – an event that celebrates the creative spirit of our community and showcases some of the finest talents in Victoria. As we gear up
for the Festival’s 65th year, we are excited to invite theatre companies from all over the state to participate in our one act plays event!

This year’s theme is ‘Murder at the Bluestone’, and we invite anyone with a flair for drama to submit their entries.

Whether you choose to submit an original play or you know a published play that fits the theme, whether you are a seasoned playwright or a first-time writer, we want to hear your voice, see your vision and enjoy the performances on stage. The only requirement is that your play must revolve around the theme of Murder (whether at the Bluestone or not is optional), in a comic or dramatic form, murder mystery, whatever appeals to you. 

The Bluestone Theatre in Kyneton will serve as the venue for this event. With its stunning architecture it is the perfect setting for a night of drama and suspense.

Kyneton’s Festival of One Act Plays is one of the oldest in Victoria, and we are committed to upholding its legacy by showcasing the best talent that our state has to
offer. The Festival will take place on the first weekend of September, with performances on Friday Evening (1st September) Saturday evening (2nd September) and Sunday afternoon (3rd September).

So, whether you have a passion for storytelling, a love for drama, or simply a desire to express yourself creatively, we urge you to submit your entry today. This is your
chance to make your mark on the Kyneton Festival of One Act Plays and to be part of a legacy that has endured for over six decades. We can’t wait to see what you
come up with!

When: Friday, 1 September to Sunday, 3 September 2023
Where: Bluestone Theatre, 28 Hutton Street, Kyneton
Entries should address the theme of ‘Murder’ in some aspect of the production.
Please fill out one form for each play you enter. If you need help to fill out this form, or if you have any questions contact us at

Closing date for registration is Monday 7th August at 5pm.