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Beckenham Festival

1922 - 2021

Beckenham Festival is one of the largest amateur competitive performing arts festivals in the south-east of England.

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There are around 400 classes in Music, Dancing and Speech & Drama, with specialist adjudicators in all sections. As well as certificates and medals there are 135 cups, trophies, and awards 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.


We have now published the 2021 Prizewinners.

In 2021 the Festival will be held at

  • Langley Park School for Boys, Beckenham

  • Marian Vian Primary School, Beckenham

Classes will take place on weekends in October and November, and we will follow all UK government safety guidelines in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic.

For information on how the Festival is run please go to the Frequently Asked Questions page.


Beckenham Festival is affiliated to The British and International Federation of Festivals of which Her Majesty the Queen is Patron.

Registered Charity No. 278285R