Thanet Music and Drama Festival

The festival is entirely self-funding and receives no public financial support

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This year's TMDF AGM will be held on Sunday 10th July at 2pm at 6 Queens Road, Broadstairs. All welcome.

Following another successful Festival, we are now already busy preparing the syllabus, dates and venues for next year's festival as shown below:

We again held our Gala Concert, with the trophies awarded by our president, Sir Roger Gale, at The Centre in Birchington, but because it was on a Sunday, we had to make it shorter than usual. Next year it will return to a Saturday! It once again confirmed the wealth of talent we have in Thanet. Photos of the trophy winners can now be seen on the news page where you can also download this year's programme and see a list of this year's trophy winners.

The Thanet Music and Drama Festival was founded as a charity in 1921, and each year offers a platform for hundreds of amateur musicians, actors and dancers in and around the Thanet area to perform in front of an audience and gain expert critical advice.

The festival consists of five sections (Instrumental, Speech & Drama, Piano, Dance, Vocal & Choral) and is held in February to March every year, culminating in an Award Ceremony & Gala Concert featuring some of the best performances from all sections.

PROVISIONAL dates for 2017:

Speech & Drama Thurs./Fri 23rd/24th Feb. & Sat/Sun. 25th/26th Feb. Queens Road Baptist Church, Broadstairs
Sarah Memorial Theatre, Hilderstone College, Broadstairs

Piano Saturday 4th March Canterbury Christ Church University map
Dance Saturday/Sunday 11th,12th, 18th, 19th, 25th March Birchington Village Centre map
Vocal & Choral Thursday 9th - Saturday 11th March St Philip's Church, Palm Bay map
Instrumental TBC; Saturday 18th March Salvation Army Citadel, 167 High St. Ramsgate, CT11 9TT map
Gala Concert Saturday 25th March, time to be confirmed poss. 7PM Birchington Village Centre map

2016 programme is available as a download now...


Syllabus 2016



Entry form 2016



2016 Festival (prog.)



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