Festival Programmes

Programmes are now on sale at Musicroom in Lincoln High Street, price £2. This will be the last time Festival Syllabuses and Programmes will be available in this way as Musicroom is sadly closing in April. We are very grateful for their support over many years.

When do I perform?

We are now sending out emails to tell you the date and time of classes you have entered. Please check your spam folder as they sometimes end up there. If you haven't heard from us by 20 February, please email us on lincolnmdfest@gmail.com.

When you come to the Festival, if you are performing an "own choice" piece in either Speech & Drama or Music, please remember to bring a separate copy for the Adjudicator. This must not be a copy you or your accompanist will use in performance. 

Festival 2023

Our 80th Festival will run from Monday 6th to Saturday 18th March 2023 at Central Methodist Church, High Street, Lincoln, LN5 7PR. Speech and Drama Classes will take place from Monday 6th to Satursday 11th March in the upstairs Millennium Theatre. Music Classes will be held in the Church from Monday 13th to Saturday 18th March. The Festival Concert will take place on Friday 24th March in Central Methodist Church, starting at 7pm. Do come along and support our performers.

Admission Charges


In order to reduce cash handling, instead of charging audience members for admission to sessions and for programmes, we will be inviting donations in the buckets provided. Suggested minimum donations are £1.50 for admission and £2 for a programme. We ask for your co-operation in this, which will safeguard both audience members and volunteer stewards. Patrons continue to be admitted to all sessions free of charge.


The suggested minimum donation for the Festival Concert on Friday 25th March is £2.50.




Lincoln Music and Drama Festival is held in the first two weeks of March each year. 

It is a competitive Festival for children and adults of all ages, groups or individuals from schools or private entries. All are welcome. 

Professional, world-renowned adjudicators are engaged who provide friendly, helpful and constructive criticism. They provide a written critique of each performance and make awards of certificates and trophies.

The Festival also awards residential Bursaries for both Music and Drama.

We encourage and welcome audiences. Follow the links for more information.

Please e-mail us with any queries.


Affiliated to the British and International Federation of Festivals

for Music, Dance and Speech