The Watford Festival was established over 60 years ago and has grown from strength to strength to become one of the largest and most respected in the UK. It aims to encourage people of all ages to perform in the areas of Music, Speech and Drama by providing an opportunity to perform before an adjudicator and an audience.

The Festival is held during March and April of every year. It is a competitive festival and there are classes for both children and adults available in the following sections: Choral, Vocal, Pianoforte, Strings, Carnatic,Woodwind & Brass, Composition and Speech & Drama.

The Festival receives over 1,500 entries every year, involving at least 2,000 participants. It offers a unique opportunity for these performers to experience playing to an audience and to receive expert advice and encouragement.

Please Note: A new look Watford Festival website will be launched on 17th October 2014, when you will be able to submit online entries for the Speech & Drama section. No paper entries will be accepted for the Speech & Drama section for 2015. However, there is no change to the music sections and  you can download entry forms in PDF format as usual.