Festival 2022


We are delighted to announce that our 79th Festival will run from Tuesday 8th to Friday 18th March 2022 at Central Methodist Church, High Street, Lincoln, LN5 7PR. Speech and Drama Classes will take place from Tuesday 8th to Thursday 10th March. Daytime classes will be in the Church and evening classes in the upstairs Millennium Theatre. Music Classes will be held in the Church from Wednesday 16th to Friday 18th March. The Festival Concert will take place on Friday 25th March in Central Methodist Church, starting at 7pm. Do come along and support our performers.





Covid

The following procedures will apply to the 2022 Festival to help protect performers, audience and volunteers from the spread of the Covid infection:

We suggest those attending the Festival should take a Lateral Flow Test beforehand, and do not turn up if this proves positive.

Hand sanitisers will be available at all access points to Central Methodist Church and Festival rooms, and should be used.

All adults and children of secondary school age are requested to wear face masks covering nose and mouth when not actually performing.

Seating in the Millennium Theatre where evening Speech and Drama classes are held will be socially distanced. All daytime Speech and Drama classes and all music classes will take place in the Church.

In the Church where seating is on pews, performers and audience are asked to respect social distancing. Groups performing in choirs and instrumental ensembles should also observe social distancing.

The timing of classes has been arranged to allow for performers to leave after their class has finished without coming into conflict with those in the following class.

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.



This guidance is posted on 1 March 2022 and will be updated in the light of any changes in government guidelines of which we become aware.




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 Patron: Her Majesty the Queen