The closing date for entries has been changed to Friday 23rd February to allow more time for entries after the half-term holiday.



Northampton Eisteddfod

Our Eisteddfod is run entirely by volunteers.

We do need more volunteers to help us.

Please can you help?

If you think you might like to help please contact Chairman or General Secretary – their contact details are on “CONTACT US”

Northampton Eisteddfod 2018 Dates

Music: Sat 12th May, Sun 13th May & Sat 19th May – Thurs 24th May 2018
Speech & Drama:
Sun 18th May -
Wed 21st May 2018
Grand Final Concert-Selected Performers: Thurs 24th May 2018

Northampton Eisteddfod Constitution

click here to view *Constitution of the Northampton Eisteddfod

 Milton Keynes Festival – 50th Anniversary!

We would like to wish Milton Keynes Festival of the Arts for Dance, Music and Drama a Happy 50th Anniversary. For more detail about the Festival please see their website for more information.

Northampton Eisteddfod Prospectus 2018 is here!

Click to see it, decide which classes you wish to enter
Northampton Eisteddfod Prospectus 2018

Eisteddfod News!!! Free Workshops 2018


The Eisteddfod is delighted to announce that for 2018, and with support from the Northamptonshire Community Foundation, it is offering workshops free to entrants of this year’s Eisteddfod. These will include skills in Popular Music and Speech and Drama.

All workshops to take place on Saturday 19th May 2018 at the Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts (NMPAT) premises in Kettering Road, Northampton, NN1 4AZ.

Places are limited and available on a first come first served basis. They can only be allocated to paid Eisteddfod entrants, so please enter and contact us now to secure your place by an email to We promise to contact you to confirm times etc nearer the date.

See under EISTEDDFODD MAY 2018 for further details.

Mask Workshop

Eisteddfod are thrilled the Trestle Theatre Company will be facilitating a Mask Workshop for our entrants -places are limited so enter now to reserve your place. 

Frantic Assembly Workshop

The fantastic Frantic Assembly have been confirmed as our final workshop provider for Speech & Drama Eisteddfod entrants who are aged 14+
Frantic Assembly are globally renowned physical theatre company who are currently touring their production “Things I Know To Be True” and we are thrilled to be welcoming one of their practitioners to our Eisteddfod. uk/ 


Ready to enter? Closing date FRIDAY 23RD FEBRUARY

email:  with completed form(s) OR just your name, age if under 18, the classes you wish to enter and we will get back to you within a few days for confirmation and way to pay.

 Licensing Information

FOR INDIVIDUALS TAKEN PART IN CLASSES OUT OF SCHOOL HOURS: all that’s required is the specific information listed on the form – the name, D.O.B etc.

FOR INDIVIDUALS ENTERING CLASSES SCHEDULED FROM 9:00 – 15:00 (DURING THE SCHOOL DAY)As well as the information requested on the form, parents of such entrants are required to apply in advance for their own individual license (at least 21 days in advance of the Eisteddfod). This is a free service and can be completed on-line at

FOR SCHOOLS – Any Local Authority, Academy, Free or Private school.For this category individual names, D.O.B’s, addresses, etc. are not required!    However, the Eisteddfod must be informed of the classes and number of children taking part; in addition, and most importantly, the number of chaperones that will be accompanying them.Where an individual or small ensemble (e.g. a quartet) is being entered through a school it would be helpful to know names for these specific children so they can be listed as appropriate in the programme.

N.B. Schools will need to mark registers with children’s absence from school to take part in the Eisteddfod with a “V”.

Further information/clarification on licensing requirements can be obtained by contacting either the Eisteddfod or NCC’s Educational Inclusion & Partnership Team