2023 Semi Finals
2023 Preliminary Round
2023 Massachusetts Theater Celebration
HS Theater Festival
2022 Mass Theater Celebration
HS Theater Festival
2020 Preliminary Round
HS Theater Festival
2019 Finals
HS Theater Festival
2019 Semi-Final Round
HS Theater Festival
2019 Preliminary Round
HS Theater Festival
2018 Finals
See more history

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.

2023 High School Festival Dates

Preliminary Round: Saturday, March 4, 2023 (snow date: March 5, 2023)

Semi Finals Round: Saturday, March 18, 2023 (snow date: March 19, 2023)

State Finals: Thursday, March 30 - Saturday, April 1, 2023 - Held at the Back Bay Events Center (John Hancock Hall) 180 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA CLICK HERE to purchase tickets

Massachusetts Theater Celebration: Saturday, March 4, 2023 (snow date: March 5, 2023)

Tickets will be available at the door of each Prelims & Semis site and will be $10 for the day including the awards ceremony.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Andover, Attleboro, Beverly, Bourne, Chelmsford, Danvers, Duxbury, Framingham, Franklin, Hudson, Leominster, Marshfield, North Reading, Northborough, Sharon, Southborough, Swansea, Wayland, Westford, and Weymouth Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.



Upcoming HS Festival Events