Newcastle festival for music, speech & drama

2025 Festival

Festival 2025 will be held on 21st and 22nd March. The syllabus will be available in November.

Festival 2025

21st – 22nd March, 2025

Syllabus available in November


Newcastle under Lyme Festival is an annual event, organised by volunteers, which provides a valuable performance opportunity in speech, drama, and music. We aim to provide a well organised and enjoyable festival; a platform for amateur performers of any age, from far or near, to demonstrate their talents.

A Word

from the Chair

Dear Festival Supporters,

The 2024 Festival was a great success and I would like to thank all the competitors, their teachers and families,  all the festival volunteers for being such good workers, the Trustees and all our supporters.

Thank you to all those who completed survey forms, giving some constructive ideas and lots of praise!

The 2025 Festival will take place on 21st and 22nd March. The syllabus will be available in November. 

2031 will be our centenary year and we are already thinking ahead about how we can celebrate this. Please let us know if you would like to help us by joining a small planning committee to collect and later display papers, pictures, old trophies, etc.  Also, please sort out any photographs or other papers that would be suitable as part of our display. (

With best wishes,

Liz Richardson



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Please contact Liz Richardson on 07532 008500.