If you have any queries regarding your entry you can email us info@cfopa.org

Alternatively please contact the section secretary:

Speech & Drama
Rebecca Vines(Tel: 07891 795586)

Carol McDowall (Tel: 01242 514582)

David Terry (Tel: 01242 700000)

Sally-Anne Davies (Tel: 01242 241773)

Martyn Fry (Tel:01242 239903)

Syllabus 2022

Syllabus 2022 for the Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts 3rd May to 14th May – we look forward to seeing you! The Festival is an opportunity for performers to try out their skills in the wonderful setting of Cheltenham Town Hall.  There are classes for all ages and abilities.  Please browse through the syllabus and …read More

Child Performance Licence Information

Child Performance Licensing The Children and Young Persons Act 1963 states in section 37 that a child shall not take part in public performances except under the authority of a licence granted by the local authority in whose area the child resides.  This applies to performances by children of 15 years or under at the …read More

How to Enter

The entry system will operate from the beginning of December until the closing date for entries, which is 13th February, 2022. Individual performers or groups must enter for the Festival online and you must have an account.  Follow the steps below to set up an account, which can then then be used in successive years. …read More

General Rules

G1 The Competition shall be known as the “Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts”. G2 There is no geographical restriction for any of the Performers, except for the Keith Nutland Award. See special rules for Keith Nutland competition. G3 No persons gaining all or a principal part of their livelihood by music, speech, drama or dancing …read More

Get Writing – Own Composition

If you enjoy creative writing or poetry composition then why not enter our Own Composition classes. First, enter the appropriate class using the on-line entry process and pay the appropriate fee (see How to Enter if you need guidance).  Then, when your composition is ready, use the form below to send it to us.  Each …read More

On the Day

If this is your first Festival you may be wondering what you need to do on the day when you are performing. The date, time and venue for your class will be published on this website in early April. Do arrive in plenty of time.  Go to the room where your performance is to take …read More