Sadly the 2021 Festival has been cancelled.

As per the COVID-19 update

The 2022 Festival is scheduled to run over the first three weekends of March.  The Syllabus is available on the Syllabus page


The Festival is a Registered Charity, number 510706.  It was established in 1936.  It is non-profit, managed and organised by volunteers. 

For the last five years the Festival has received no funding from the Council.  It costs the charity over 20,000 to put on the Festival.  Please consider making a donation of any amount, however small, so that we can continue providing the opportunity for aspiring musicians and drama students.  Full details on our finances can be found at

The venue for 2021 is again Harrogate High School

We will be at
Harrogate High School (HHS),
Ainsty Road, Harrogate,

5th-7th, 12th-14th and 19th-21st March 2021 (

We were very grateful, yet again, for the strong support of the school staff in 2020.

The school were very accommodating in helping us manage with the cancellation of the last weekend due to the C-19 lock down.

In 2021 we will again hold the String classes on the third weekend.