Welcome to the website for
1922 – 2019
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 2019 Festival will be held at Langley Park School for Boys, Beckenham; Marian Vian Primary School, Beckenham; Sydenham High School, London SE26; and St. George’s Church, Beckenham.
For information on how the Festival is run please go to the Frequently Asked Questions page.
Provisional dates for 2019
Dancing: 29th September - 20th October (entries open on 30th June and close on 1st August)
Music: 2nd - 24th November (entries open on 1st September and close on 1st October)
Speech & Drama: 12th - 13th October (closing date for entries 6th October)
Registered Charity No. 278285R