Croydon Performing

Arts Festival

Building Lifetime Memories

The Croydon Performing Arts Festival is open to all amateurs to perform in Western Music, South Asian Music, Dance, South Asian Dance and Speech and Drama. It is one of the largest performing-arts festivals in the country attracting more than1000 performers each year.

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We are pleased to announce that the online entry system is now open for the Choral section and the South Asian Dance section of the festival.

The Choral section will be held on Saturday May 28th – afternoon and evening – and the South Asian Dance section will be held on Sunday May 29th, both in the Ashcroft Theatre
within the Fairfield Halls complex.

It would help our planning, as well as guarantee that your entry will be successful, if you entered as early as possible. The official closing date has now been extended to April 22nd, but enter as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

We are hopeful of recruiting adequate volunteer help for dance in 2023 as this will be an AED qualifying year for CPAF, so. If interested, please get in touch.


Congratulations to our cash prize winners:

Anniversary class - Jack Tyndale-Biscoe

Coleridge-Taylor class - Zara Williams

Strings - Isla Schwarz

Piano - Olivia Edwards 

Guitar - Daniil Belbas

Speech - Aidan Tee

Drama - Amelia Husain


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