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Performing Arts Festival

An eisteddfod (plural eisteddfodau or eisteddfods) is a festival of performing arts, visual arts and literature. It is a Welsh tradition that dates back to at least the 12th century.

Townsville Eisteddfod is open to competitors up to the age of 18 years. It is held annually in September. In a typical year, more than 400 competitive events (called "Sections") are held over 19 days. Altogether, these result in about 20,000 individual performances.

Adjudicators are selected for their qualifications and experience, and as far as possible, have no direct involvement with local competitors for at least 6 months before the Eisteddfod.

For information on competing, go to our "Competitors" page.

If you would like to help in the organisation of the eisteddfod, go to our "Volunteers" page.


Townsville Eisteddfod is usually held in September.
Entries are usually accepted between March and May. For more information please visit our Competitors page.

Important Dates for 2020
Entries close Sunday June 7
Literary and Visual Arts Works are required by Sunday Aug 9 at the Eisteddfod office.
3D Art Work should be submitted on Tuesday 8th September, 2.30 pm to 6.30pm, at C2.
Own Choice material for Music, Speech and Drama is to be submitted on the day of the performance.
Eisteddfod Performance: Tuesday September 8 to Saturday September 27
Contact Details
Office:Castling St, West End  
(rear of St Mary's Church)  
Phone Number: (07) 47241653  
Mailing Address: PO Box 5679  
Townsville
QLD, 4810
Townsville Eisteddfod
Updated 12 November 2019