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.
SYLLABUS AND ENTRY FOR 2016 - NOW AVAILABLE
The Croydon Performing Arts Festival is delighted to announce our dates and entry details for all our classes featured in 2016, plus details of our Choral Workshop with leading choral conductor Dominic Peckham on Saturday 13 February 2016, and our Gala Concert at the Fairfield Halls on Wednesday 22 June 2016.
Deadline for all entries is Saturday 20 February 2016.
Don't miss our new Orchestral Class - click here for details
Croydon Performing Arts Festival Choral Workshop - Saturday 13 February 2016
The Croydon Performing Arts Festival is excited to bring you the opportunity to participate in our Choral Workshop, led by one of the most impressive choral directors, Dominic Peckham.
To view and download our official flyer for the workshop, please click here.
To book your place for the workshop, buy your ticket via our Eventbrite Ticket page:
Provisional Dates for the 2016 Festival Now Available
Visit the Forthcoming Events page for provisional dates.
BIFF 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'.
Find us on Facebook
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.