Entries for 2024 Sydney Eisteddfod Now Open

Entries for 2024 Sydney Eisteddfod Now Open

Entry to all 2024 Sydney Eisteddfod events is now open, and performers at all skill levels are encouraged to apply early to secure their place. With over $400,000 dollars in prize money and scholarships, the 2024 Sydney Eisteddfod nurtures, encourages and develops emerging singers, dancers, actors, musicians, composers, bands, choirs, and orchestras.  

Apart from flagship scholarships offered in Ballet, Opera, Piano, Choir and Orchestral, Sydney Eisteddfod also caters for talented youngsters who are keen to showcase their skills in other areas such as: reciting an Australian poem, monologue in character, Shakespeare monologue, singing in French or Italian, jazz, tap or contemporary dance, and even news reading and radio announcing! 

“This year we expect up to 28,000 young Australians to take part in the opportunities that the Sydney Eisteddfod offers. This is one of the largest festivals in Australia and encompasses all the performing arts.

We have blue-chip adjudicators from leading arts companies around the world, including Dani Evrat (from the Rocky Horror Show) in the dance sector, and in the prestigious classical ballet sector, the current Artistic Director and choreographer of Houston Ballet, Stanton Welch AM. For the Doctors Orchestra we have acclaimed clarinetist Lloyd Van’t Hoff from Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium,” said Annette Brown, General Manager of Sydney Eisteddfod.

In 2023, on the back of their Sydney Eisteddfod performances, four young classical ballet dancers were offered a scholarship and a life-changing professional development opportunity with Houston Ballet Academy in Texas, USA. This is just one of the exciting new opportunities that Sydney Eisteddfod offers its Ballet Scholarship entrants. 

Last year’s winner of the Sydney Eisteddfod Kawai Senior Piano Scholarship was Rae Yue Pung. She has since signed a recording contract with a label in the UK and her first album is due to be released this year. 

The opportunity to perform in the Sydney Eisteddfod runs from May to September 2024, with a program of over 350 events. During this period, the Eisteddfod provides opportunities for entrants to showcase their talents across high-profile venues in Sydney, including the Sydney Opera House, The Concourse Chatswood, Darlinghurst Theatre, Petersham RSL, and Sydney Eisteddfod’s exciting new venue, Chippen Street Theatre. 

Last year, Sydney Eisteddfod celebrated 90 years, estimating an incredible 2.5 million entrants have performed on their stages in that time! Annette Brown, General Manager of the revered non-profit organisation, is full of exciting plans for the next 90 years and can’t wait to develop the next generation of Australian superstars across the music, dance and performing arts galaxy. 

Entries close on March 30 and video submissions are due April 29. All entries are online. To enter, follow the simple instructions: https://sydneyeisteddfod.com.au/enter-an-event/ 

To find out more about this year’s festival visit www.sydneyeisteddfod.com.au 

Sydney Eisteddfod Entries Now Open, Image credit Sydney Eisteddfod