Online entry for the 2017 Festival is now open

After many years of stable prices, we have had to slightly increase our entry fees for solo classes in 2017.  We hope you will realise the need for this, and appreciate the value for money that it still represents – with our top class adjudicators and the personal attention and individual feedback that they give to every entrant.

We have many new classes this year as well as the old favourites. 

Please see the Enter Festival 2017 section in the side panel for details of all classes and how to enter online. 

Paper entries can also be accepted if you prefer to print off the application form and send it to the relevant secretary. See side panel for link to Syllabus and Entry Form

 Entries will close on 15 March 2017

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Several sections have new classes this year …

Harps – A new solo class (320) with trophy to the winner, for repertoire by a living composer.

Suggested work: Five Bagatelles by Edward Watson, any one movement

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Strings: ’Cello – A new beginners class (213) for pre-grade 1 players

Pianoforte - There are two new classes, one for a sonata post 1830 (147) and the other is an Adult duet class (148 ) for the student to play with the teacher.

Also some of the pieces for the set piece classes (113 - 117) have changed, see individual classes for details.

Stage Dancing – this section will run in 2017, however we are still negotiating for a venue and dates.

Further information will be published as soon as it is known so please bear with us


Note: If you cannot see a new class in the entries section keep scrolling down, some of the new classes have been added at the end of the list


Dates and locations for the sections are as follows.

Stage Dancing - TO BE CONFIRMED



Woodwind & Brass4 June, Kingsley school

Pianoforte10,11 & 25 June, Kingsley school

(see Enter the Festival section for individual class dates)

Strings - 17 & 18 June, Kingsley school

Harps - 25 June, The Sydni Centre

Pipe Organ - 28 June, Holy Trinity Church

Classical Guitar - 30 June & 1 July, Dale St Methodist Church


Schools - 23 June, Holy Trinity Church

Speech & Drama - 10 June, Dale St Methodist Church

Vocal - 

Adults: 10 & 17 June Dale St Methodist Church Hall

Juniors: 24 June Dale St Methodist Church Hall

(see Enter the Festival section for individual class dates)



The Leamington Spa Competitive Festival is a competitive Festival. The aims of the Festival are to help to promote and encourage the study and practice of the Arts of Music, Dance, and Speech and Drama in all their branches.

On this site you will find up to date information about the Festival and its organisation, details of each year's Festival activities as they are released and the classes take place, and the facility to download copies of documents for your own retention.

We hope that the site is useful to you, and if you have any comments and suggestions, these will always be welcome. Please address them in the first instance to Morag Clark, using the contacts page link on the menu on the left.

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