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Buxton Music, Speech and Drama Festival

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 2017 Buxton Music Speech and Drama Festival will take place 

on May 13th, 19th and 20th, 2017 

Timetable for classes on May 13th  here 2017 TT Sat 13

Timetable for classes on May 19th here 2017 TT Friday 19

Timetable for classes on May 20th here 2017 TT Sat 20

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.)

PRICES FOR THE OPERA HOUSE are slightly higher, to reflect the cost of venue hire: £5.00 for adults if bought through the schools, or £7.00 on the day.


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


Individual adult singers, pianists and strings on MAY 13th,

Open Recital Prize class on MAY 13th,

School classes on MAY 19th,

Woodwind, Music ensembles and  Drama on MAY 20th.

Junior Recital Classes on May 20th.

THE FAMILY CLASS ON MAY 13th: this was a huge success last year, so we are repeating it for 2017:

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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