Newcastle festival for music, speech & drama

Were you born to perform?

Our Virtual Festival 2021 has now taken place.

The Adjudication videos are ready to view on the Festival YouTube channel.

The Festival winners are listed here

Photos of a selection of our winners can be found here

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Speech and Drama

Saturday 12th March                      


Friday 18th March (evening)            

Saturday 19th March


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 All,

Our Virtual Festival has taken place and was well supported. It involved a great deal of activity ‘behind the scenes’ and I would particularly like to thank all those who worked so hard to plan and organise it.  We were so fortunate to have four excellent adjudicators who presented clear and helpful written and video adjudications.  Our competitors performed at a very high standard and the adjudicators were impressed with the overall standard.

I hope you will take a look at the list of Festival Winners and also the photos that are now displayed on this website. The class adjudications are all available to watch on the Festival YouTube channel.

We would be pleased to receive your feedback and suggestions for the future.

I was appointed as Chair in July and would be very pleased to welcome a few new Festival committee members. If you would like to get involved with the Festival, either as a committee member or a volunteer, please let me know. The roles are many and varied. We hope to hold our regular festival in 2022 and will need to recruit several new volunteers to help on the festival days.

-Liz Richardson



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Please contact Liz Richardson on 07532 008500.