The 2021 Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts will be held at Pittville Pump Room 23 May - 3 June 2021.
Provisional schedule published March 2021:
Speech & Drama – Sunday 23 May to Wednesday 26 May
Music, Vocals – Tuesday 25 May and Wednesday 26 May
Music, Piano – Thursday 27 May and Friday 28 May
Music, Strings – Thursday 3 June
Dance – Saturday 29 May to Thursday 3 June
For updates visit the Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts website.
What is the Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts?
The Festival was first held in 1926. Today the annual Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts is packed with performances in music, dance and drama by children from local schools, theatre groups, dance schools, music clubs etc. There is something different every day from ballet and tap to piano and strings, Shakespeare and poetry. Adults also provide music and drama performances including the Choral Day on the last Saturday. With tickets valid for the whole day you can go to as many performances as you like or become a Friend of the Festival for entry to the whole 13 days.
The Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts is proud to be one of Cheltenham's oldest festivals giving the opportunity for generations of children to perform at Cheltenham Town Hall, Playhouse Theatre and Bethesda Church.
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Pittville Pump Room, the main venue for the Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts, is located in Pittville Park, located a 10-15 minute walk from Cheltenham town centre. Cheltenham is situated off junctions 10, 11 and 11a of the M5, Cheltenham lies within the main motorway network in easy reach of London, Bristol and Birmingham. If travelling from the north on the M5 it is possible to leave from junction 9 and take the A435 south. For full information click here - Getting to Cheltenham by car.
Public Transport Directions
It is easy to travel to Cheltenham via coach and train. With many direct services available from most major cities. Coaches come into Royal Well Bus Station in the town centre, a 15 minute walk to Pittville Park. The train station is a ten minute drive to Pittville Pump Room. Click here for full information about Getting to Cheltenham.