Our 2021 Festival

The committee would like to say a big thank you to all the lovely competitors (and guests!) who have joined us this weekend for our ‘new look’ music and drama festival and our Gala Concert.

The standard in both genres was extremely high with comments of such being made by all adjudicators throughout the weekend.

We truly have had a magical weekend and plans are already in place for 2022, we look forward to seeing you all again then!

Sending best wishes

Gemma Coombes

Chair, Northampton Festival of the Performing Arts


Messages from our 2021 adjudicators:

Rebecca Vines, Drama

"It was amazing to come to Northampton and enjoy live performance for the first time in over a year. The standards were excellent and I am staggered that so many organisers and competitors managed to attain such a wonderful theatrical performance under such difficult circumstances. Thank you so much!”

Cally Foster, Drama

"After the disappointment of the Coronavirus cancellation last year, the return of the Northampton Festival for the Performing Arts last weekend was a triumph in every way. 

From the diligence of the Covid-secure preparations by the festival committee and the delightful Deco venue, through to the wonderful performances of all the entrants - it was a pleasure and a privilege to be adjudicating once again at Northampton. Thank you and congratulations to everyone.

Nadia Hinson, Music

"Thank you for having me to adjudicate - I had a lovely time and it was great to meet everyone. Such a welcoming, well organised, and thoroughly enjoyable musical event!"

Reviews from parents, teachers and entrants:

"Thank you! It was our first live festival and we all loved it!  Already looking forward to next year with more students!"

"Our first time - thank you for a well organised event. Was brilliant to see live performances - and they were superb!"

"Thank-you to you guys and all of the wonderful volunteers! It was a first drama festival for us, and we all loved it. Really well organised and such a lovely, friendly vibe"

"Thank you!! Loved the new venue!!"