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General Information on the METG High School Festival

The Massachusetts High School Drama Festival is a competitive program that typically includes 112 one-act plays produced by member high schools. The competition is organized across three levels – preliminary, semi-final and State Finals. Student excellence in acting and technical design is recognized at each level. Of the 112 one-act plays that enter the festival, fourteen will be selected as State Finalists, of which three will be named winners. Two schools chosen from the State Finalists will go on to represent Massachusetts in the New England Drama Festival, the regional showcase of secondary school theatre.

The Massachusetts Theatre Celebration is a one-day, non-competitive opportunity for students to share work, receive feedback, and forge connections with students in other schools that can lead to collaboration and support for years to come.

2025 High School Festival Dates

Preliminary Round: Saturday, March 1, 2025 (snow date: March 2, 2025)

Semi Finals Round: Saturday, March 15, 2025 (snow date: March 16, 2025)

*Please make sure you hold the snow date for all rounds of Festival.

State Finals: Thursday, March 27 - Saturday, March 29, 2025

Massachusetts Theater Celebration: TBD

Looking for pictures from the 2024 State Finals? CLICK HERE!

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Andover, Bourne, Brockton, Framingham, Franklin, Gloucester, Leominster, Marshfield, Middleborough, North Reading, Sharon, Swansea, Wayland, Westford, Weymouth, and Woburn Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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