The Nelson Performing Arts Competitions
Each year, since 1935, the Nelson Performing Arts Competitions Inc.(formerly the Nelson Competitions Society) has held its Annual Competitions.
The aim of the Competitions is to enable young students to gain valuable experience as performers in their fields and also to encourage community participation in the running of such an activity.
The 2021 Nelson Performing Arts Competition Season.
- Entries for the 2021 Dance Section are now open. (PLEASE NOTE: We have a limited number of entries available, so make sure you enter early to ensure you can participate)
- Friday 6th – Sunday 8th August 2021
- Waimea College Hall – Salisbury Road, Richmond
- Adjudicator – Ange McKellar
- Signup Online
- Closing Date for entries is 2nd July 2021 (or earlier if we reach maximum numbers). No late entries will be accepted.
Speech and Drama
- Entries for the 2021 Speech & Drama Section are now open.
- Saturday, 14 August 2021
- Nelson Musical Theatre – 95 Atawhai Drive, Nelson (by Founders Park)
- Adjudicator – Chris Barker
- Signup Online.
- Closing Date for entries is 2nd July 2021. No late entries will be accepted.
Instrumental and Vocal
- Due to a lack of support for the Instrumental and Vocal section of the competitions, the decision has been made to cancel these classes until further notice. If you would like to assist the committee in this area, please let us know.
How to view the classes we offer
- Click on the discipline you are interested in (Dance, Speech & Drama)
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and select the relevant age range. A list of classes available will be displayed.