The 2021 Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts

The Pittville Pump Rooms.

Sunday 23rd May to Thursday 3rd June, 2021

Thanks to everyone who have sent in their thanks and appreciation!  We enjoyed staging this Festival – here are some of the comments just received:

We just wanted to pass on our huge thanks to the Festival committee for the great effort of organising and running the Cheltenham Festival under such difficult circumstances. Both our girls thoroughly enjoyed getting back to performing; the experience this gives all of these children is invaluable on so many levels, particularly after the year it’s been.’

‘We felt the Festival was more successful than ever in its smooth running and in its welcoming and friendly atmosphere. We really can’t thank you all enough.’

‘In future years, when things have gone back to normal, it will be easy to forget what a remarkable achievement this year’s Festival was.’

‘The Festival team managed to shut the door on health risks while still letting sunshine pour in through the windows.’

‘Many thanks to one and all in CFPA.’

‘Thank you so much for such a lovely Festival. It was our first dance event since lock down and it’s so good to be back. Please thank the organisers and volunteers for making it such a friendly Festival.’

‘Thanks very much to you and the rest of the volunteers who helped Cheltenham Festival go ahead in difficult circumstances. The event was extremely well run, covid-safe and a really enjoyable way to spend a Bank Holiday.’

‘Please pass on our very grateful thanks to everyone who made the Festival possible this year under such trying conditions. The three girls are all off to ballet schools in September, so this was their very last chance to dance in a Festival, having not done one since February 2020. They loved being back on stage, and their parents were so pleased to be able to see them dance again. Everyone was so kind and helpful, and it was a wonderful day.’

‘You could see what it meant especially to the youngest performers and their parents for them to have this opportunity – and to have expert, positive and sympathetic advice and guidance from the adjudicators. Despite everything I will remember this Festival as being the happiest I have been to.’


Anyone interested in becoming involved with running the Festival is most welcome to contact us.  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.