City of Plymouth Festival

City of Plymouth Festival

2017 Festival of Dance, Speech & Drama, and Music.

City of Plymouth Festival

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City of Plymouth Festival

The City of Plymouth Festival of Music, Dance, Speech & Drama was founded in 1914 and is affiliated to the National Federation of Festivals. It is a charity run by volunteers who work hard to ensure children from across the city and neighbouring areas have an opportunity to take part in a celebration of music, dance and speech and drama.

Young performers have fun, gain invaluable performing experience receiving constructive feedback from a professional within their field. We aim to ensure that every performer enjoys a happy festival, has a memorable experience and can’t wait to return next year.

The dance festival is held annually in July, with the music, speech and drama festivals following in November. The 2017 Dance Festival is being held at Lipson Co‑Operative Academy Plymouth, from Saturday 22nd July through to Sunday 30th.

This year, all entries must be made online using Run My Festival.

Online entries for the Dance Festival opened on Sunday 23rd April for a three week period, closing on 14th May 2017.

Online entries for the Music, Speech and Drama Festivals will open on Thursday 14th September and close on Thursday 5th October.


The Plymouth Festival is a member of the British and International Federation of Festivals of which Her Majesty The Queen is Patron.

The City of Plymouth Festival has completed the implementation of BIFF’S new approach to safeguarding and have earned the right to display the Blue Safeguarding Flag awarded by the SafeNetwork and NSPCC.

The City of Plymouth Festival is a Registered Charity No. 1040360
Patron: The Lord Mayor of Plymouth