Open to all ages
The Chelmsford Competitive Festival of Music, Speech and Drama has been established in the county town of Essex for over 60 years. We are here to provide a platform for performers of all ages who wish to show their skill and hard work in a non-threatening environment.
The festival runs over two weekends and has classes for all ages and abilities in the following sections:
We are affiliated to the International Federation of Festivals and our adjudicators are all professionals in their field.
The three venues we use are Trinity Methodist Church, The Quaker Meeting House and St Cedd's School - all in central Chelmsford.
In these unprecedented times it is with great sadness that we have decided to defer the traditional format of the festival until Spring 2021. This will all depend on the Covid 19 situation in Essex at the time.
Our planned November Masterclasses have also had to be cancelled due to health and safety issues as we move into tier 2.
You can now register your interest in the festival for all sections by following the link on our Online Entry page here.
Please be assured that all health and safety measures for performance, social distancing, one way systems and all COVID-related issues will be in place and will be in line with our risk assessment.
The Chelmsford Festival is run entirely by a team of volunteers who believe passionately about encouraging everyone to participate in arts performances.
Anyone is welcome to come along and watch our competitions and events. A nominal admission fee is charged.
If you would like to become a Friend of the Festival, be a volunteer, donate a trophy, sponsor any of our events or advertise in the syllabus or programme please contact us.
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42 Blacksmith Close, Springfield, Chelmsford, CM1 6SY, United Kingdom