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Ballymena Festival of Music Speech and Dance

Welcome to the Ballymena Festival

The Festival takes place during February and March in the new Braid Arts Centre in Ballymena which has modern facilities for most major performing arts. The Festival provides a wide opportunity for performers at all stages of music, speech, drama and dance. There are two Gala Nights : the Instrumental Festival Night on the first Saturday evening of the Music weeks and the Vocal and Prizewinners Gala on the last Saturday evening.

The Ballymena and Antrim Schools Art Competition
Sponsored by the Enkalon Foundation

Click here for full details for teachers

The BBC Ten Pieces Championship

In conjunction with the British Federation of Festivals, we are delighted to support and work with the BBC Ten Pieces. The aim is to inspire young people to be aware and enjoy Classical music . For the 2016 Festival we a thrilled to announce the BBC will award: Certificates of Performance to any performer who is inspired to perform one of the BBC Ten Pieces Read more here

Full details for the coming year's Modern Dance Section are included in the Syllabus