Dudley Festival is sad to announce the passing of its Chairperson and Drama Secretary, Mary Burns, in August 2023.

Mary joined the festival committee in 1998 and devoted 25 years to its service.

We pay tribute to her dedication, commitment, organisation and enthusiasm and for helping to shape the Dudley Festival as it stands today.

In loving memory,
Mary Burns (1943-2023)

Inspired By Excellence

Dudley Festival of Music, Drama and Dance provides a platform opportunity for young and old to perform and present their talents in front of a live audience.

Everyone receives oral and written feedback from adjudicators who are all professionals in their fields as well as taking away with them a copy of the adjudicator’s written comments and a certificate of participation. Come and further your performance skills, learn from the adjudicators and your peers, and enjoy the stimulus of competition.

The festival is run in association with Dudley Arts Council and affiliated to the British Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech. Reg. Charity No. 1048099.


Please see the dates of the festival below.

Music Festival 2024 – 2nd, 3rd, 16th & 17th March 2024
Drama Festival 2024 – 2024 classes are suspended & will return in 2025. Apologies for any inconvenience
Dance Festival 2024 – 2nd, 3rd, 16th & 17th March 2024. Groups Day 10th March.

  • Important Dates – check the schedules for submissions & performance dates here>

  • Entry Deadline – Entries to Section Secretaries by Sunday 10th December 2023

  • Payment – All entry fees must be made by Bank Transfer or Cheque in full for submissions to be accepted.


Classes begin at 9am and doors open at 8am.

Admission tickets paid for on the door of Festival Days (we would prefer card payments please). Children are admitted free of charge with accompanying adult.

Adult admission charges (Music):
1 Session (Morning & Afternoon)- £4.00
1 Day – £7.00 (Children admitted free)

Adult admission charges (Dance):
1 Session (Morning, Afternoon & Evening) – £5.00
1 Day – £12.00 (Children admitted free)

The venue has a large on site car park that is available to use for festival competitors and visitors.

More details on the Venue >

We are always looking for extra help, please contact us here if you are able to.