Next Dates: Music/Speech/Drama (Nov 2021), Dance (Feb 2022)

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, will be out in mid-March.

© Siobhan Boyle, Wiltshire Gazette and Herald

Latest News

Forthcoming Events

The Devizes Eisteddfod is now back for 2021 and we look forward to seeing you all again.

Please see our Forthcoming Events below:

Saturday, 25 September 2021 at 7.30pm
St. Peter’s Church, Marlborough
Admission Free: Retiring collection
Saturday, 16 October 2021 at 7.30pm
Bishops Cannings Church
Tickets: tba
Thursday – Saturday, 18-20 November
Music, Speech & Drama Classes
Devizes Town Hall
Saturday, 4 December 2021 at 7pm
Devizes Town Hall
Sunday, 30 January 2022 at 3pm
Devizes Town Hall
Saturday/Sunday, 5/6 February 2022
Lavington School


3 months ago

Devizes Eisteddfod

After a pretty miserable year for everyone, the Eisteddfod Committee are excited to announce that our Syllabus for 2021 is now with the printer and will be available for general release from mid-April. Keep a watch out here for further announcements!

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10 months ago

Devizes Eisteddfod

2020 DEVIZES EISTEDDFOD CANCELLEDIt is with great regret that we have decided to cancel the Music, Speech, Drama and Pre-adjudicated classes for this year's Eisteddfod in November. With the social distancing requirements in place, and other pressures which will be on the schools, their staff and pupils at this time, it was felt that holding the festival this year was not going to be appropriate.The Eisteddfod will be back on 18 to 20 November 2021.The Showcase Concerts planned for 12 September (St.Peter's Church, Marlborough) and 16 October (Bishops Cannings Church) have also been cancelled.Dance classes are still currently planned to go ahead on their new dates of 6 and 7 February 2021 at Lavington School, Market Lavington. We hope to see you all again in 2021 and in the meantime our best wishes for you, your friends, and families.

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