Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enter the Festival?

Have a look at our Syllabus and then visit our Entries page where you will be directed to our online portal.

When do entries close in 2024?

29th February.

When is the Concerto Competition?

This will take place on Friday 22 March this year, before the main Festival period.

If my child wins a cup, will they be in the Festival Concert?

Not necessarily; there are many more winners than there are places in the festival concert. Read more about the Festival Concert.

How soon will I know when my child is playing?

We aim to let you know around 25th March.

My child can only play on certain days. Please will you fit them in?

With over 900 entries, we cannot promise particular days or times, though we’ll do our best to avoid clashes between Festival classes.

My child can only play after 5.30 on any day. Please will you fit them in?

With over 900 entries, we cannot promise particular days or times, though we’ll do our best to avoid clashes between Festival classes.

How do I attend the Festival as an audience member?

You can just turn up at any of our venues and pay £3 for a programme, which will allow you to attend over two hundred Festival classes. Note, this does not include Rock, Pop and Urban which is managed separately by Reigate College.

How do I attend the Concerto Competition as an audience member?

You are welcome to come along to Reigate Grammar School, where we’ll sell you a little programme for £3m, which can be exchanged for a glossy programme when the main Festival begins.

How do I buy tickets for the Festival Concert?

Information about the Festival Concert will be available soon on our Home Page.

Can I get my trophy engraved?

Yes, trophy winners are welcome to have their trophy professionally engraved if they wish to.

When do I return my trophy?

Trophies should be returned by the 1st of March. Our Trophies Secretary contacts all trophy holders in February each year with the return details. If your contact details change after you win the trophy, or if you have any questions about trophy return please get in touch: trophies.rrmdf@gmail.com