Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts, previously known as The Cheltenham Competitive Festival, was first held in 1926 and thus can claim that it is the oldest festival ever to be held in Cheltenham. It features up to 6,000 competitors over two weeks of ballet, drama, music, prose, singing and tap dancing performances, and it is one of the largest and longest events of its kind. Over 300 cups, prizes and shields can be won by competitors ranging in age from toddlers to pensioners. The patron of the festival is the Mayor of Cheltenham and the vice-presidents of the festival is Dame Felicity Lott, Russell Maliphant and Phyllida Lloyd.
CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL OF PERFORMING ARTS 2010
5 - 16 May 2010
Festival Chairman: Chris Lammiman B.Sc., M.A. (Oxon)
46 All Saints Road, Cheltenham, GL52 2HA
Telephone: 01242 526292