Lincoln Music and Drama Festival

Lincoln Music and Drama Festival

At a glance


  • Arts
  • Children / families
  • Education
  • Local / community
  • Men
  • Women
  • Young people

Other details

Geographical remit: 
National - Britain


Lincoln Music and Drama Festival is affiliated to The British and International Federation of Festivals of which Her Majesty the Queen is Patron.  It was established in 1936 as a competitive festival to promote and encourage artistic and literary appreciation by providing a platform for amateurs of all ages and abilities to perform.  

Adjudicators of national/international repute advise and give constructive criticism.  Performers are presented with a written critique and awarded certificates, trophies, and bursaries.

It takes place over the first two weeks in March each year and attracts over 2000 performers of all ages.  It is a charity with an emphasis on education and is not a religious or denominational festival.  Testimonials often state the development of life skills, inspiration to further education, awards cited in CVs, promotion of interview techniques and job opportunities.

Lincoln Music & Drama Festival has a reputation among adjudicators of being one of the best organised in the land with a warm atmosphere.  


The Festival is held in the first two full weeks in March each year with three sessions per day.  There are classes covering a wide genre in both drama and music to cater for approximately 2000 performers annually.

Drama classes include Verse Speaking, Narrative Prose and Bible Reading, Dramatic classes, Shakespearean, Humorous, Lyrical, Sonnet, Group Speaking and Theme classes.

Music classes include instrumental and vocal solos, ensembles, orchestras and choirs.


The Festival culminates in an annual showcase in the Festival Concert comprising mostly winners.

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