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Devizes Eisteddfod

The Devizes Eisteddfod is a five-day competitive festival of music, drama, speech, dance, writing, art and photography for people of all ages, who may enter individually or through a school or group.

It is held in a number of venues in Devizes, Wiltshire, England in February and November each year.

© Trevor Porter, Wiltshire Gazette and Herald



The Devizes Eisteddfod classes cover the following areas:

  • Piano
  • Church Organ
  • Strings
  • Guitar
  • Woodwind (incl Recorder)
  • Brass
  • Ensemble
  • Composition
  • Vocal
  • Choirs
  • Folk Music
  • Musical Theatre
  • Verse Speaking
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Handwriting
  • Art (2D and 3D)
  • Photography

The standard ranges from Beginner to Grade 8+ and the ages range from 5 to 18 years. There are also classes for adults, over 18.

The Syllabus, which contains all the details, can be downloaded from the Information page here or the printed booklet can be obtained free of charge from Winkworth, 4 Market Place, Devizes, SN10 1HT.

© Siobhan Boyle, Wiltshire Gazette and Herald

Latest News

Annual General Meeting

The AGM will be held at 7.30pm on Thursday 27th January 2022 in the Irene Usher Memorial Pavilion, Seend.

Dance Festival Rescheduled

Because of the ongoing Covid situation we have decided to reschedule the 2022 Devizes Eisteddfod Dance Festival to 2nd and 3rd April 2022.
The venue remains at Lavington School with adjudicator Linda Young.
We do hope that all those performers who have already booked a place in the festival can manage the new dates.

Festival Concert 2021

The Eisteddfod Festival Concert took place on Saturday evening, 4th December, in the Devizes Town Hall. A large audience heard a number of the best performances from the Eisteddfod, including a spirited rendition by St Margaret's Prep School from the Lion King, as well as impressive and enjoyable violin, piano, singing and drama pieces.
Our first Musical Theatre Young Artist of the Year competition was also held and was won by Isabella Lane. See the Musical Theatre page for further details.
Thank you to all the performers for a very enjoyable evening!


The photos taken by our photographer, Gail Foster, are now up on the Photos page of the website. You can also order full-size electronic copies at £5 each, see the Photos page for details.

Eisteddfod 2021

The Music, Speech and Drama classes have now finished for Eisteddfod 2021.
Congratulations and thanks to all the performers who took part. It was lovely to see - and hear - you back again. We look forward to seeing you all again in November 2022. Lots of new developments for next year: watch this space!

Dance Entry Booking

Entry booking is now open for the Dance Festival, see the Dance Entry Page.
The Dance Festival will now be held on Saturday and Sunday, 2nd and 3rd April 2022.

Forthcoming Events

Sunday, 30 January 2022 at 3pm
Devizes Town Hall
Admission Free - Retiring collection
Saturday-Sunday, 2-3 April 2022
Lavington School
Admission £5 (students £2) per day
(Dance Entries open 25 October 2021)


Saturday 19 March 2022 at 7.30pm
Bishops Cannings Church
Admission Free - Retiring Collection
in aid of the church


Saturday 9 July 2022 at 7.30pm
Seend Church
Admission Free - Retiring Collection
in aid of the church


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4 weeks ago

Devizes Eisteddfod

DANCE FESTIVAL POSTPONEDDue to the ongoing Covid situation, we have decided to postpone our Dance Festival for a while in the hope that the infection rates will settle as we get into Spring. The new, confirmed dates are now 2-3rd April 2022 at Lavington school and we hope that this date will remain in place and that we will see you there. Further updates will be posted as we have them. If you have any queries please contact the Administrator or the Dance Secretary via the links on our website. We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our Sponsors, Friends, Parents, Teachers and Entrants a very Happy and Healthy Christmas.

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2 months ago

Devizes Eisteddfod

A small taster of the photographs from this year's event - lots more on the website to see so do head over to and click on the photos tab. Available to buy too!

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2 months ago

Devizes Eisteddfod

FESTIVAL CONCERT!! This weekend - Saturday 4th December at 7pm in the Town Hall Assembly Rooms. Entry is free with a retiring collection and the concert will include the Young Music Theatre Award where four budding stars will compete for the award. It promises to be a wonderful evening's entertainment so do come along and support if you can.

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The Devizes Eisteddfod is dependent on and very grateful to its sponsors, corporate members, friends and stewards.

Please help us to continue. See the links below.