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Welcome to the Croydon Performing Arts Festival

The Croydon Performing Arts Festival is a large performing arts festival, giving performers the chance to compete in all forms of music, South Asian music, dance, speech and drama and South Asian dance.

If you are a dancer or a singer or play an instrument; if you are a member of a choir or conduct one; if you play in a band or music group or if you recite prose or poetry or like drama sketches - this is your opportunity to show what you can do and have a lot of fun doing it. It makes no difference whether you are young or old, a beginner or an experienced musician, dancer or speaker, you will find a suitable class for your talents in our festival.

Latest News

BIFF Festival Teachers Forum

The British and International Federation of Festivals have launched a new forum for teachers. Why not visit it at http://www.federationoffestivals.org.uk/festival-teachers-forum/

Exciting new project

For information on an exciting and unique project led by International Sitar player and Composer VIRAM JASANI (Chairman of the Asian Music Circuit), go to 'Forthcoming Events'. 

2015 Dance timetable now available

The timetable for the dance section is now available - click here
We will once again be concluding the dance section with the annual Gala and bursary awards, which will take place at 7.30pm on Saturday 11 April in the ashcroft Theatre, Fairfield Halls. All the trophy winners from the dance section are invited to perform and cash awards will be presented by the adjudicator to the performers of her choice.

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The Croydon Performing Arts Festival is now on Facebook. Follow us for all the latest news.



A New Vice President for the Festival

We are delighted to welcome Martin Jarvis OBE as a Vice President of Croydon Performing Arts Festival. One of Britain’s leading actors (Credits include the BBC's The Forsyte Saga and the Oscar-winning film, The Titanic), Martin grew up in South Norwood and Sanderstead and attended the Whitgift School, Croydon. An inspiration to all those participating in the festival, particularly in the Speech & Drama section, we look forward to Martin’s input and contribution.


Musical Discovery Workshop Report

Our Musical Discovery Workshop with Chloe Hanslip, held in November, was a huge success. Click here for a full report.