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Buxton Music, Speech and Drama Festival 2018

We are a Festival celebrating amateur music and drama performing,  with opportunities for children, young people and adults to perform in both a competitive and  non-competitive supportive environment and benefit from feedback.

The 2018 Buxton Music Speech and Drama Festival will take place 

on May 12th, 18th and 19th, 2018

The closing date for application will be 14th February 2018. Late entries may be accepted but will incur a 10% administration fee.

We are always delighted when friends and family come along as supporters, there is a nominal charge at each venue for either the session (£3.00 adults, £2.50 concessionary rate) or for the whole day (£4.00 adults, £3.50 concessionary rate.)

We look forward to seeing you all, and hope the sun shines!

Individual adult singers, pianists and strings on MAY 12th,

Open Recital Prize class on MAY 12th,

School classes on MAY 18th,

Woodwind, Music ensembles and  Drama on MAY 19th.

Junior Recital Classes on May 19th.


Family Duet or Ensemble, 2 or more related performers,

children and/or adults, any combination of instrumental/vocal.

extra marks given for widest age difference!


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