Burnley Festival of

Speech, Music & Stage Dance







Lots of people help us with the Festival by giving their time and expertise to help something happen that they believe in. Could you be one of them?  We need help through the year developing the Festival to meet the needs of today’s performers and of course we need hands-on help on the days of the Festival itself.

We currently have a vacancy for someone to help us with publicity for our Festival, but whatever your area of expertise and interest from drama, music anddance to secretarial, management, fund-raising and IT skills, you can be sure we would welcome your involvement to the extent you wished to give it.

Vaguely interested?  Please come along to one of our Festival events and make yourself known at the Festival Office. Alternatively  email us and we will  be in touch.

The Burnley Festival Team look forward to hearing from you!


Winners of all classes receive prizes as follows:

1st Trophy & Certificate, 2nd Certificate, 3rd Certificate

In addition Gold & Silver medals will be awarded to 1st & 2nd Prizewinners under 19 years of age (except classes 1, 2 & 3).  Medals will be available to Adult 1st & 2nd Prizewinners on request.

THE GEORGE FENTON & ANNIS WATSON AWARDS:  The George Fenton Trophy will be awarded to the most promising entrant under 19 years in the Shakespeare classes - i.e. class 38, 39 & 40.  The adjudicator's decision will be final and the trophy cannot be won on a further occasion by the same competitor.  A book token to the value of £10 will also be awarded as a result of a bequest by the late Miss Annis Watson.

LAWRENCE HERBERT TROPHY awarded to the overall winner at the end of the Festival.  See regulation 3c for details

BURNLEY GILBERT & SULLIVAN TROPHY will be awarded to the competitor who gains the highest mark in classes 13, 14, 15, 71 & 72.