Thanet Music and Drama Festival

The festival is entirely self-funding and receives no public financial support

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The 2017 programme will soon be ready to buy. If you have already ordered a copy on your entry form, these will be sent out as soon as they are avaialable, but you can request to know timings from the relevant convenors to help plan your days. You do need to pay for a programme before this information can be given!

You may be contacted by KCC requesting further information about your entrants. We are bound to give this information; please take up any queries with the KCC officers, not ourselves, thank you.

The Thanet Music and Drama Festival was founded as a charity in 1921, and each year offers a platform for hundreds of amateur musicians, actors and dancers in and around the Thanet area to perform in front of an audience and gain expert critical advice.

The festival consists of five sections (Instrumental, Speech & Drama, Piano, Dance, Vocal & Choral) and is held in February to March every year, culminating in an Award Ceremony & Gala Concert featuring some of the best performances from all sections.

Dates for 2017:

Speech & Drama Wed 22nd - Sun 26th Feb. Queens Road Baptist Church, Broadstairs
Sarah Memorial Theatre, Hilderstone College, Broadstairs

Piano Saturday 4th March Canterbury Christ Church University map
Dance Saturday/Sunday 11th,12th, 18th, 19th, 25th March Birchington Village Centre map
Vocal & Choral Thursday 9th - Saturday 11th March St Philip's Church, Palm Bay map
Instrumental Saturday 18th March Salvation Army Citadel, 167 High St. Ramsgate, CT11 9TT map
Gala Concert Saturday 25th March, time to be confirmed poss. 7PM Birchington Village Centre map

2016 programme is available as a download now...


Syllabus 2017



Entry form 2017



2016 Festival (prog.)



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