City of Plymouth Festival

2023 Festival of Dance, Speech & Drama, and Music.

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For several years Plymouth Festival has successfully been using Run My Festival as an online entry and payment system. This was in order to make festival entry more manageable for everyone that uses it be they organisers, teachers, parents or older performers.

Run My Festival has been developed specifically for festivals and for this reason the City of Plymouth Festival decided to use it to provide a secure online entry and payment system for our festival community.

Please note that once again this year all festival entries have to be paid at checkout using PayPal. We will no longer be accepting bank transfers, cash or payment by cheques.

This provides our festival with an instant audit trail produced by Run My Festival and ensures all entries are activated.

Entering Run My Festival is easy.

New users need to register and returning users need to log in to their RMF account.

When you are ready, simply click on the following link and follow the instructions:

There is a log-in option for existing users and a registration log-in option for new users.

If you are an existing Run My Festival user, when you log in it is really important that you check you only have one account and that your personal details including your home address, telephone numbers and email address are correct.

If you find you have two accounts, please delete one of them.

Checking your personal details will ensure that all personal mail we send to you including confirmation of entry forms, schedules, and pre-paid programmes, will arrive at your correct and most recent address.

Previously, we have had problems with people moving house and not having updated their details which consequently means RMF cannot send vital information to the correct address which is not the festival’s fault.

Once you have checked that your details are correct and that you only have one account, you can follow the RMF instructions to make your entries and payment.

New Users need to follow the instructions and register.

Making Duets, Trios and Quads

In previous years the main sticking point seems to be setting up duets, trios or quads. These need only be entered once.

One adult should enter all the dancers in their own account.

They will need to have the personal details of each dancer and set them up as entrants in their own account. They will then be able to set up a “group with people”.

Once you have created a “group with people” you will be able to use it to enter duets, trios and quads. It’s all very clever!

Supervision of Performers

Please remember that for the duration of a festival all teachers, parents, guardians and carers are responsible for the continuous care and supervision of their own children or pupils. If they are unable to attend personally, they must delegate their responsibilities to an identified adult and ensure that their children or pupils are aware of the identity and name of the person responsible for their care. This includes supervision throughout all Festival venues, performance and practice and changing areas that are be provided.

For your information, please read Plymouth festival’s Safer Festivals Statement which can be downloaded from the Important Documents section at the top of this page.

Information regarding the opening of Plymouth’s 2023 Dance Festival

Please read through carefully.

We have had to update the website to accommodate the developments made to the 2023 Dance festival.

We are really pleased to say that the 2023 Plymouth Dance Festival is scheduled to open on Saturday July 22nd and remain open until Sunday 30th July.

As of yet we are waiting to have all information regarding new procedures ready before opening RMF entries into the festival.

Following last year’s dance festival, with the increase in the cost of everything including the cost of hiring The Muse Theatre and the worry of not being able to afford a 2023 dance festival, we are having to cap the number of entries entering the festival to a total of 1500 entries throughout the week.

As there are 25 sessions during the festival week, the number of entries will be divided by 25, giving a total number of 60 entries per session.

So, 3 sessions of 60 dancers equate to a total of 180 performances per day.

Each duet, trio, quad and group dance counts as one joint performance.

You will be informed when capacity is nearly reached.

To enable the festival to go ahead we have had to increase the cost of class fees mostly by £2 per dance from £4 to £6 and the cost of spectating also increase by £2 per session from £3 to £5.

All payments must be made by PayPal at the time you complete your entry basket and checkout.

The dance festival age limit to determine age groups is to be taken on the day before the festival starts. This year age groups are determined by their age on Friday July 21st.

The 2023 dance syllabus will shortly be available to down load from the website.

Please download it as soon as possible.

Once the syllabus has been downloaded, we will be able to open RMF for entries.

With this system there is no official RMF opening date and no closing date until we are ready to do so. I will keep you all informed.

Remember, we are all new to this procedure. Kevin has assured me that it will work and I’ve been impressed when playing with the total number of entries in sessions in previous festivals!

So, let’s support each other and work together to make the 2023 festival the best one yet!