Welcome to Our Site

Welcome to our Festival's Web site

The site looks a little different to last year, but we hope you all found what you needed to enter our festival.

We welcome any feedback.


Entries are now closed for 2016 - the 20th Colsterworth Festival - Thank you everyone for entering despite the difficulties thrown at you by our new system. The difficulties have had knock on effects with our ability to timetable everything but we are just about there now - PHEW! As soon as the Programme goes to the printers we will be speaking with our IT people to see what can be done to get the system working without glitches for 2017.

We look forward to seeing you all very soon

Dates for 2016:

Dance - Friday 12th (evening) to Wednesday 17th February

Schools Day - Friday 26th February

Music & Drama - Saturday 27th February and Sunday 28th February

Film - Friday 26th February (evening)

Closing date for Dance entries
- Monday 21st December 2015

Closing date for Schools Day, Music, Drama & Film entries
- Monday 11th January 2016

What do I want to do?

Our Website has undergone a revamp - we hope this will make online entry a little easier.
N.B. The entry tab now works by ALPHABETICAL order, rather than the order in which classes appear in the Schedule.






Festival Information

The Colsterworth Festival of Performing Arts (also known as the Colsterworth Festival) has been an annual event since 1997; it takes place over 3 weeks during February each year.  It celebrates Music, Dance, Drama and Film making for individuals and groups, attracting entrants from counties across the East Midlands region. 

The Dance section takes place at Walton Girls High School in Grantham over the Spring half term break, and now extends to nearly 6 days of competition, whilst the Music, Drama, Film and Schools sections take place within a week or two of that date.  A whole day is set aside for local Schools, showcasing Musical ensembles, Choral Speaking,Drama and Educational Dance, taking place largely during the school day on a Friday. Our Film section is scheduled for the Friday night. The Music and Drama sections follow on over the weekend, in venues in Colsterworth village, featuring classes for individual, duets, trios and groups.