After an absence of three years Derby Arts Festival returned in 2023. Online entry for the 2024 Derby Arts Festival is now open! The Festival our 113rd will take place from 20th April to 2nd May 2024. You can see the Syllabus for the 113th Festival by clicking here.

Over the years thousands of participants have entered the Derby Festival & many have continued to pursue a career in the Arts . Included in these is the late Sir Alan Bates (Speech & Drama), Lucy Crowe (Vocal) Karen England (Vocal) Georgia Groome (Speech & Drama) Isata, Braimah, Sheku, Jenebe Kanneh Mason (instrumental), Naomi Wilmshurst , Richard Jenkinson, Katherine Jenkinson (instrumental) Sabrina Sandhu, Michael Socha (Speech & Drama)