Thanet Music and Drama Festival

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

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Following another successful Festival, we are now already busy preparing the syllabus, dates and venues for next year's festival! The PROPOSED dates can be seen below but these are not yet confirmed.

Our Gala Concert, with the trophies awarded by Will Scobie, was, as ever, a wonderful occasion confirming the wealth of talent we have in Thanet. Photos of the trophy winners can be seen on the news page where you can also download this year's programme.

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 2015 festival are as shown below (the 'map' links also offer directions for finding the shortest route to each venue):

Instrumental Saturday 21st March Roberts Hall, St, Lawrence College, Ramsgate map
Speech & Drama Thurs./Fri 26th/27th Feb. & Sat/Sun. 28th Feb/1st March Queens Road Baptist Church, Broadstairs
Sarah Memorial Theatre, Hilderstone College, Broadstairs
Piano Saturday 7th March Canterbury Christ Church University map
Dance Saturday/Sunday 14th,15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th March Birchington Village Centre map
Vocal & Choral Thursday 12th - Saturday 14th March St Philip's Church, Palm Bay map
Gala Concert Friday 27th March or Weds. 1st April at 7pm Sarah Memorial Theatre, Hilderstone College, Broadstairs map

2014 programme and 2014 syllabus available as a download now..


2014 Festival (prog.)



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