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2024 COMPETITION: Entries for 2024 Competition are now closed

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2024 Hastings Musical Festival

Hastings Musical Fantastic news! We will definitely be back at The White Rock Theatre for 2024.

Speech, Drama & Mime Monday Feb 26th to Weds Feb 28th
Dance (All England): Sunday 3rd March to Thursday 14th March
Instrumental: Tuesday 5th March to Friday 8th March
Singing: Monday 11th March to Saturday 16th March

There will also be an exhibition telling the story of The Hastings Musical Festival at The Hastings Museum early in 2024. Please contact us if you have any interesting stories or memorabilia from the festival which has been going since 1908!

Hastings Musical Festival takes place at the White Rock Theatre each year. Dancers, singers, musicians and actors of all ages perform in classes which are marked by an adjudicator who is a specialist and an expert in the field. Feedback is given to everyone and the winners of each class are announced. In all sections there are special medal classes and the winners of these classes are awarded our prestigious Hastings Musical Festival medals. In many classes a trophy is also awarded and in the junior classes we are again awarding first, second and third festival awards. If you enter the Festival over a number of years and then wish to go on to study at a college or university on a course for performing arts you can apply for a grant from the Festival. You may also be eligible for the Molly Townson Bursary - given to one entrant each year - of £3,000. On top of that you may also gain an award from The Foster Trust to help towards your studies.

Entry to the 2024 Festival

Entries for 2024 Festival are now closed