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Welcome to HPA Fest 2023!


HPA Fest 2023 is an opportunity for performers of all ages & abilities to ‘try out’ and to demonstrate their talents.

This Festival has classes & workshops for people of all ages & abilities, some even designed specifically for those of you who just want to ‘Have A Go!’, so whether you are new to HPA Fest, or have performed before, we are looking forward to welcoming you.

The deadline for entries has now passed, the programme for HPA Fest 2023 can be found below:

HPA Fest 2023 Programme

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HPA Fest Dates and Venues

Speech and Drama - Mon 13th to Thurs 16th March @ Hereford Racecourse

Choirs - Fri 17th March @ Salvation Army Citadel

Vocal - Sat 18th March @ Salvation Army Citadel

Woodwind & Brass - Sat 18th March @ Hereford Sixth Form College

Strings & Piano - Sat 18th March @ Holy Trinity Church, Whitecross

Rock and Pop - Sat 18th March @ The Loft Cinema

Dance - Sat 18th March @ Hereford Sixth Form College

HPA Fest Venue Addresses and Parking Information

Hereford Racecourse - Roman Road HR4 9QU

Ample parking for all cars, buses etc.

Salvation Army Citadel - Canonmoor Street HR4 9JJ

Limited parking available, drop off point outside the entrance. There is parking at nearby Merton Meadow Car Park for all transport.

Hereford 6th Form College - Folly Lane HR1 1LU

On site parking at the end of Olympic Way, off Folly Lane.

Holy Trinity Church - 164 Whitecross Rd HR4 0DH

Limited parking only. Off street parking available on surrounding side streets.

The Loft Cinema - 18A West Street, Hereford HR4 0BX

Parking available at local NCP and side streets.


Top Tips For a Successful HPA FEST Experience!


Please check your Class, Time and Venue again and make a note in your diary. If you are in any doubt, get in touch.

Any clashes or omissions need to be flagged here at the office – get in touch and we will make notes for the adjudicator and coordinator to accommodate swift entrances/exits!

Please arrive in good time for your class. Be prepared to stay for the adjudication – this could be as long as an hour in some cases. Check the programme or get in touch with any queries.

DON’T FORGET to bring a copy of your music or poem/drama piece for the adjudicator!

There will not be a Festival accompanist on the day so please bring your own accompanist. Get in touch if you need assistance with this. 

If you haven’t already, please advise us if you will need to play any backing tracks on USB sticks or CDs. 

Speech and Drama classes – for all entrants in solo and shared poems. Please note, in solo poems, actions are not encouraged, however some actions are allowed in shared poems.

Get in touch with any questions and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Festival Phone Numbers


01432 853219 / 07583 669393

HPA Fest 2023 is supported with funding from

Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors and the Clive Richards Foundation

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