The Festival

The Festival is an annual celebration of the Performing Arts in Schools run in collaboration with NMPAT by 4 Learning Associates.

musicians and singers performing under lights

We are delighted to inform you that, thanks again to the support of the Northampton Music and Performing Arts Trust, we will be running the festival on the evenings of Tuesday 18 June and Wednesday 19 June 2019 at the Royal & Derngate in Northampton.

These are both likely to be combined primary and secondary school events, depending on uptake from schools.

It is a great pleasure to be holding the Festival at the Royal & Derngate again. The show will be in concert format (in the round) and we ask that all schools ensure that their performances play to the audience on all sides. We can give further information and support with this if required. We ask for high performance values and a positive ethos between schools. There is no competitive element - just a sharing of our students' hard work and talents. The students will be on stage at all times so able to share in all of the performances.

Schools will be given a technical rehearsal slot during the day of the performance. We ask that schools are responsible for bringing their students to the rehearsal during the day and for the show in the evening. Schools will need to meet the cost of this transportation and will need to ensure that sufficient adults accompany the students. This year we are planning to have a shared finale again, involving all of the participating schools.

Resources for schools who would like to take part in The Festival 2019

We look forward to seeing you there.