Thanet Music and Drama Festival

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

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Only a short while now before our 2016 festival begins... you can attend any section for just £3 per day. To save money you could become a friend for £15 per person (£25 for a couple). The programmes will be with us soon,and pre-ordered ones will be sent out asap. They can be bought for 3 (plus p&p if you'd like one posted). Do contact us on if you would like one. They will not be available as a download...
We look forward to seeing you at one or more of our festival's sections, as a competitor, audience member or (best of all) both.

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 Friday/Saturday 4th, 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, 7.30PM Birchington Village Centre map

2015 programme is available as a download now...


Syllabus 2016



Entry form 2016



2015 Festival (prog.)



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