Welcome to Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts

The Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts is held each May at The Town Hall.

In 2020 it will be held from 5th – 16th May.  This wonderful event builds children’s confidence and gives people of all ages an opportunity to perform in a great venue, express themselves creatively, and show off their talents.

Follow us on Facebook to find out all the latest news – the Quiz at the Wheatsheaf on Friday 21st February – see everything on the Events page.


Don’t miss the Festival Young Musician Evening

The Nutland Competition – 14th March 

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The 94th Festival will start on

Tuesday 5th May 2020


Cheltenham Town Hall

‘be part of it’

Please note, the Festival WILL be running through the Bank Holiday on Friday 8th May

The Syllabus for 2020 Festival is now published – click here.


Future Dates:

1st February 2020 Closing Date for entries
14th March 2020 The 25th Keith Nutland Award Competition
April 2020 Festival programme published
5th – 16th May 2020 The 94th Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts


Anyone interested in becoming involved with running the Festival is most welcome to contact us.  In particular, we are looking for someone to lead our fund-raising effort in the role of Festival Development Executive.  This is a senior level role which will help to guide the organisation’s direction for the next few years.  Do make contact if you feel that you would like to join our team.  It’s so worthwhile – we do make a difference to the young people who perform.

If you would like to know more about helping to run the Festival, contact Brian Harding (Hon Secretary) by email: brianharding17@btinternet.com, or call 07850 153183.


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