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 2016 Festival was held at Langley Park School for Boys, Beckenham; Sydenham
Marian Vian Primary School, Beckenham; and St. George’s Church, Beckenham.
N.B. This website still shows details of the syllabus for the 2016 Festival. The 2017 syllabus will be displayed in May, and hard copies of the Music syllabus will be available free in June from music shops and from the Festival organisers.
For information on how the Festival is run please go to the Frequently Asked Questions page.
Provisional dates for 2017
Dancing: 1st - 22nd October (closing date for entries 24th July)
Speech & Drama: 14th - 14th October (closing date for entries 21st September)
Music: 4th - 26th November (closing date for entries 1st October)