7th – 10th May 2019


Days and Times of Classes

The festival is not timetabled until all entries are in.  Entry cards will be given to children approx. 2 weeks prior to the festival with the date and time of the class.  The festival runs Tuesday to Friday all day so some classes will be in school time.  The festival has been running for over 70 years and we have taken part for many years.  Most schools see it as an educational experience for the children and treat it as an authorised absence.


Entry Cost

£4.50 per verse speaking or reading class.

£5.00 per Acting or mime class. £5.50 for duologue acting.

All students are required to purchase a festival programme costing £1.50 which will detail the full running order of the classes.


Class Length

You need to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the class.  The length of the class depends on the number of competitors entered.  Normally allowing 1-2 hours per class would suffice.



Smart dress – no trainers or jeans.  School uniform or TDA is acceptable.  Make sure hair is off the face.



Tuesday 7th & Wednesday 8th  May – Abbey Theatre, Pool Bank St, Nuneaton CV11 5DB

Thursday 9th & Friday 10th May   -  Salvation Army Citadel, Victoria Street, Nuneaton CV11 5QE


Do we need to take copies of our pieces?     

No for Set Verse Classes (Class Numbers 300-309)

Yes for all other classes


Class Entry by Age

The class your child has been entered for is based on how old they are on 1st September 2019.  If you think your child is being entered for the wrong class tell Debbie immediately.  There will be a list of classes and ages in the student zone, on the board at pathways or visit the festival website for full information.


Lost Pieces

If your child loses their copy of the Set Verse, these can be found in the Speech & Drama Section of The Nuneaton Festival website.