Sydney Eisteddfod returns

Over 35,000 participants are set to enter and showcase their talents on stages including the Sydney Opera House.
Mar 3, 2022
Back in the limelight.

After two years of event cancellations, young performing artists will return to the stage for the Sydney Eisteddfod.

They will compete in multiple categories on offer with over $400,000 in prizes and scholarships up for grabs, so young performers are encouraged to ‘have a go’ and strut their stuff.

In 2021, Sydney Eisteddfod was forced to move the vast majority of its 300 events online, but with restrictions now easing and students back at school, entering the competition is a goer.

General Manager of Sydney Eisteddfod, Annette Brown, said, “We are so excited to be able to finally welcome young aspiring artists back to Sydney Eisteddfod and give them the chance to live out their dreams of performing on stage.

“We know it’s been a tough couple of years for performers and they’ve missed out on the opportunity to engage with a live audience. There are so many benefits to just taking part – you develop new skills, connect with other like-minded people, and become more well-rounded in the process."

Kerry Maxwell, Principal of Glenhaven Public School, said, “Our students have faced so much disappointment due to the closure of live events. Sydney Eisteddfod not only gives them the opportunity to actually perform in front of people, but it enables them to show off all their hard work.

“Over the last two years, our students have missed out on nine events so we’re excited to be entering into multiple dance events with 14 of our students returning and 32 getting their first opportunity to have their moment in the spotlight.”

Entries for Sydney Eisteddfod 2022 are now open and will close on 21 March 2022. Artists between the ages of 6–35 years will have the chance to perform in front of a collective audience of over 170,000 spectators in over 300 performing arts events across dance, drama, music, piano, choir, instrumental and song.

The 2022 Sydney Eisteddfod Festival will run from May to September with in-person and online entry mechanisms available.

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