Festival Details

Darlington Festival for Performing Arts


Darlington Festival for Performing Arts is a lively, vibrant and competitive festival held in March (Speech & Music), and October (Dance). The festival is open to all ages.

The festival runs under the presidency of the actor Mark Gatiss; the patronage of Julie Ward, ex Member of the European Parliament; and the chairmanship of Lynda Daynes.

The Dance section run by Zoe Bellamy and Amy Cairney, attracts many dance competitors from throughout the North of England, from Northumberland down as far as Leicestershire and over to Manchester. The festival is an All England Dance qualifier.