70th Annual Festival of the Arts

Welcome to all interested participants in New Plymouth’s 70th Annual Festival of the Arts. Once again the Festival will be held at the TSB Showplace Theatre Royal for Ballet, Modern and Tap dance, and the Alexandra Room at TSB Showplace for Speech and Drama, Piano and Instrumental commencing Friday 5th July through to Thursday 11th July.

This year the Vocal section will be held at the Holy Trinity Church, Henui Street, Fitzroy on Saturday 29th June for the Classical section, and at the 4th Wall Theatre, Baring Terrace, Strandon on Sunday 30 June for the Contemporary Vocal competition.

Our competition also presents the opportunity to be nominated to represent the New Plymouth Performing Arts Competitions Society at this year’s PACANZ (Performing Arts Competitions Association of New Zealand) National Young Performer Awards held in Palmerston North on 18th to 20th October 2019.

To all performers, enjoy our festival and I hope you take away many fond memories as you continue to do what you all love. Rebecca Askin, President.

Competition Contacts 


Lisa Rangi  - 027 469 0682 - Email Lisa

Dance (Ballet and Modern Jazz):

Lynn Gilbert-Smith - 0274 372 732 - Email Lynn

Kay Grigg - 0277 271 979 - Email Kay

Dance (Tap):

Christine Grant - 021 110 5382 - Email Christine

Piano and Instrumental:

Tracy Christiansen - Email Tracy 

Speech and Drama:

Andrew Murray - 021 233 6810 - Email Andrew

Benita Murray  - 027 5683567 - Email Benita 


Rebecca Askin - Email Rebecca

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