Dates for 2020: Music/Speech/Drama 12-14 Nov, Dance : 21-22 Nov

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 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

Young Writers Event

The Eisteddfod is pleased to announce that, in association with Devizes Books, we are creating an event for Young Writers to write a short story now. The first 50 stories that we receive will each be given a £10 book voucher. See the Young Writers Event page for details.

Showcase Concert Cancelled

We are sorry to announce that the Showcase Concert scheduled for Seend Church on 21st March has been cancelled, due to the Coronavirus situation.

Eisteddfod 2020

The 2020 Syllabus is available online on this website (see the Download section of the Dates and Venues page).

Hard copies of the Syllabus are now available from Winkworth (4-5 Market Place, Devizes SN10 1HT), Devizes Books and Devizes library. Other local libraries to follow shortly.

The Music, Speech and Drama classes will be held in Devizes from Thursday 12th to Saturday 14th November 2020 and the Dance Festival will be at Lavington School on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd November.

Class Winners’ Concert

A very enjoyable Class Winners' concert was held on Sunday 9th February 2020 in the Town Hall. A dozen performers had been chosen from the class winners in various disciplines of the 2019 Eisteddfod and they played to a packed and appreciative audience. The concert was concluded by the St John's choir. Our thanks to all participants.

Thank you.

A huge THANK YOU to the many hundreds of performers who took part in last year's Eisteddfod. There were many memorable performances which have gone to make the 2019 festival one of the best ever.

We hope you enjoyed the experience and that the adjudications were helpful to you to progress in whichever branch of the arts interests you.

Do join us again this year!


4 weeks ago

Devizes Eisteddfod

IMPORTANT! Due to the uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 virus, the Diocese of Salisbury have taken the decision to cancel the Showcase Concert due to take place on the 21 March 2020 at Holy Cross Church, Seend. We hope to be able to reschedule the concert at another time and will keep you updated via the website. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

Devizes Eisteddfod

The brand new 2020 syllabus is now out and available from Winkworth, Devizes Books and the library - or you can download from our website. ... See MoreSee Less

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