Welcome to the website for
Competitions in Music, Dancing, Speech & Drama
Held on weekends in October and November
Beckenham Festival is one of the largest amateur competitive performing arts festivals in the south-east of England. There are around 450 classes in Music, Dancing and Speech & Drama, with specialist adjudicators in all sections. As well as certificates and medals there are over 200 cups and trophies to be won. A “Musician of the Year” competition is held on the final Sunday, and the Festival acts as a qualifying heat for the All-England Dance Competition.
Beckenham Festival is affiliated to The British and International Federation of Festivals of which
Her Majesty the Queen is Patron.
The 2017 Festival was held at Langley Park School for Boys, Beckenham; Marian Vian Primary School, Beckenham; Sydenham High School, London SE26; and St. George’s Church, Beckenham.
N.B The 2017 Syllabus is still shown on this website, and the new Syllabus will be
from May 2018. Please see the Music, Dancing and Speech & Drama pages for details of their classes.
For information on how the Festival is run please go to the Frequently Asked Questions page.
Provisional dates for 2018
Dancing: 29th September - 21st October (closing date for entries 1st August)
Music: 3rd - 25th November (closing date for entries 1st October)
Speech & Drama: 17th - 18th November (closing date for entries 6th October)