Thanet Music and Drama Festival

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

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Contrary to the announcement in this year's programme, the AGM is to be held at 3.30pm on Sunday 10th June 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! The PROPOSED dates can be seen below but these are not yet confirmed.

Our Gala Concert, with the trophies awarded by this year's dance adjudicator, Geoff Lucas, was, for a change, held at The Centre in Birchington at an earlier time. But, as ever, it confirmed the wealth of talent we have in Thanet. Photos of the trophy winners will soon 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 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 TBA

2015 programme is available as a download now...


Syllabus 2015



Solo instrumental syllabus



Entry form 2015



2015 Festival (prog.)



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