Thanet Music and Drama Festival

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

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You can start planning your 2016 entries NOW! The syllabus is already ready and here... available from this page as a download, or in printed form from As ever, we are trying to cut printing costs, so please just ask for the section(s) you need, and if you also require the 'general' booklet including the timetable, rules etc...

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 2016:

Speech & Drama Thurs./Fri 25th/26th Feb. & Sat/Sun. 27th/28th Feb. Queens Road Baptist Church, Broadstairs
Sarah Memorial Theatre, Hilderstone College, Broadstairs

Piano Saturday 5th March Canterbury Christ Church University map
Dance Saturday/Sunday 6th,12th, 13th, 19th, 20th March Birchington Village Centre map
Vocal & Choral Friday 11th - Saturday 12th March St Philip's Church, Palm Bay map
Instrumental Saturday 19th March Salvation Army Citadel, 167 High St. Ramsgate, CT11 9TT map
Gala Concert Sunday 20th March, time to be confirmed (c.6pm) Birchington Village Centre map

2015 programme is available as a download now...


Syllabus 2016



Entry form 2016



2015 Festival (prog.)



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