Welcome to Godalming Performing Arts Festival which includes Music, Dance, Musical Theatre and Speech & Drama.
Usually the Festival, held in February/March each year, has around 300 classes to cater for all ages and all levels of ability. Most classes are competitive, with marks awarded by an adjudicator. However, some music sections also have non-competitive classes. Having seen the performances the adjudicator comments on them before awarding marks and then writes a short report on each performance which is presented at the end of each class. The Festival is divided into Sections each of which is run by a Secretary dealing with entries and enquiries.
For the 2024 Festival, we have Secretaries for Dance, Organ, Piano, Strings and Wind, Ensembles and Bands, so those Sections will be running. We are unable to confirm at the moment whether we will have a new Secretary to run the Speech & Drama and Musical Theatre Sections. The Sections without the guiding hand of a Secretary (Singing, School Choirs, Adult Choirs and Contemporary Bands) will sadly not be operating in 2024.
In addition, for the last two years we have not had a Festival Director to guide the whole organisation. If you are interested in helping us by filling one of these vacant positions, please contact us through the “contact us” page of this website. We’d love to hear from you!