Festival 2023

The festival is running from February to July in 2023

Here are the dates and locations. Do come along to see some great performances. 

Stage Dance         22nd to 25th February - North Leamington School

Organ                   Wednesday 24th May – Holy Trinity Church, 9 Beauchamp Ave, CV32 5RE
Wind & Brass        10th and 11th June – Kingsley School,  CV32 5RE
Vocal                    Saturday 10th June - Dale Street Church Hall, Dale St,  CV32 5HL
                           Saturday 24th June - Dale Street Church Hall, Dale St,  CV32 5HL
                           Saturday 1st July - Dale Street Church Hall, Dale St,  CV32 5HL
Speech & Drama   Saturday 17th June – Conservatory, The Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa
Pianoforte            1st and 2nd July -   Music Auditorium, Kings Music School, Myton Rd, Warwick CV34 6PP
Strings                 17th and 18th June - Kingsley School,  CV32 5RE
Classical Guitar     Sunday 18th June – Warwick School Music Department, Myton Rd, CV34 6PP
Harp                    Saturday 24th June -  Music Auditorium, Kings Music School, Myton Rd, Warwick CV34 6PP




The ABRSM have kindly offered to sponsor our Brass and Strings sections, to coincide with the new syllabuses being launched this year. These are in the form of tokens for Presto Classical - the large music shop in Leamington Spa. 



The syllabus for 2023 has now been uplooaded. Please do study it carefully and enter as many sections as you would like. Yes, it is a competitive festival, but it is also meant to be somewhere for listening to others perform, learning from them and the adjudicators but above all it is to be enjoyed. We look forward to seeing you all – familiar faces from previous years and new faces which will become familiar. I urge you to get your entries in as soon as possible, be you young or not so young (many sections have adult classes too)! Online entry should be open from 20th January and will close on 8th April. You can download an entry form and post or email to the relevant section secretary if you'd prefer not to enter online, or teachers with a large list of pupils can contact the section secretary directly. 

Sadly the Schools section is not running this year as we don't have a secretary to run this section. If you or anyone you know is able to help in running this section in future years please contact our Chair on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The committee puts in a great deal of work to make this happen and I am very aware of just how much work. I am very grateful for all their efforts. We would love to have more help: if there is anyone who would like to look into running the schools section, please get in touch. We would also love to welcome anybody who can assist with any other aspects of the festival. Don’t be shy!


The Leamington Spa Competitive Festival is a competitive Festival. The aims of the Festival are to help to promote and encourage the study and practice of the Arts of Music, Dance, and Speech and Drama in all their branches.

On this site you will find up to date information about the Festival and its organisation, details of each year's Festival activities as they are released and the classes take place, and the facility to download copies of documents for your own retention.

We hope that the site is useful to you, and if you have any comments and suggestions, these will always be welcome. Please address them in the first instance to Kathryn Heathcote, using the contacts page link on the menu on the left. However please note that we realise that this site needs an overhaul and will be working on a new site ready for entry in 2024.

You can navigate around the site using the menu in the left column, and the navigation links at the top of the text area below the page header will show the current page you are in. Hyperlinks in the text show in brown. Internal links will open a page in the existing window. External links will open a new window which can be closed to return to the previous point.

Please see our news and updates page for the latest information about the Festival.

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