Dates, Venues and Entry Fees


Proposed dates for 2017 festival:

  • Choral Singing, Orchestras, Bands, Organ: 6 & 7 February 2017
  • Speech & Drama: 13 & 14 February 2017
  • Solo & Ensemble Singing: 13, 14, 15 & 17 February 2017
  • Piano: 13, 14, 15 & 16 February 2017
  • Orchestral Instruments: 14, 15 & 16 February 2017
  • Millennium Competitions: 16 February 2017
  • Concerto: 16 February 2017
  • Recorders: 17 February 2017
  • Young Musician of the Year: 18 February 2017

Time: Competitions generally start at 10 am each day but please check your tickets.

Please Note: The Festival Committee reserves the right to alter the dates if it is found to be necessary.

Note to trophy holders: Please return your trophy/ies in good time, before Saturday 7 January 2017, so that the 2017 winner may have their own award on the day.

Last date for receipt of entries:

  • Thursday 13 January 2017


Choral Singing, Orchestras, Bands & Organ competitions:

  • St Mary’s Parish Church, High Road, South Woodford, London, E18 2PA

Nearest Underground station:

  • Central Line to South Woodford then walk or take 179 bus.

All other competitions:

  • Forest School, College Place, Snaresbrook, London, E17 3PY

Nearest Underground stations:

  • Central Line to Snaresbrook, then walk or taxi.
  • Victoria Line to Walthamstow Central then taxi or 20 bus (heading to Loughton/Debden).

The location of your competition will be printed on your ticket. This will be sent to you at least ten days before the competitions start.

Please Note: The Festival Committee reserves the right to alter the venues if it is found to be necessary.

Entry Fees

Special Fees

  • The Millennium Competition classes 991, 992 and 993 have special entry and accompaniment fees

Age Limits

  • Where these apply, they refer to the competitor’s age on 1st September 2016.
  • For a group/duet/ensemble, give the age of the oldest performer. The fee is determined by the age of the oldest performer, except for open classes.