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                          "Celebrating 20 years of Youth development in the Arts"
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Who are we?

The National Eisteddfod of South Africa is the most prestigious event of its kind.

 The platform prides itself on giving young performers the sense of Ubuntu, a quality that embodies the universal bond of sharing and connecting communities. 

The National Eisteddfod is a learning platform that not only allows for experiential learning in the arts, but also as a springboard to prepare learners for a career in the performing arts. 



The 15th National Eisteddfod Young Performer Awards Competition

The National Eisteddfod is calling for entries for the 15th Young Performer Awards Competition, with total prize money of R100,000.

The Final Round, to be presented at the Roodepoort Theatre on 19 May 2018 will see Gold (+R35000), Silver (+R10000) and Bronze (+R5000) medals, as well as other cash prizes awarded to the best performers in music, dance and drama.

This competition is open for all top achievers in the National Eisteddfod during 2017, as well as top achievers in all other local eisteddfods.


Did you participate in the National Eisteddfod 2017?

Click to enter HERE!

Did you participate in another eisteddfod or festival?

Keep an eye on this spot! More info to be published soon!

"Celebrating 20 years of magic in the arts"


Entries open for National Eisteddfod of South Africa 2018 to open soon!

With the New Year well underway, we celebrate new beginnings as well as new aspirations… It’s with great pride that the National Eisteddfod of South Africa announced entries for the 2018 Eisteddfod season will open soon!

The National Eisteddfod of South Africa offers various opportunities to performers in all communities for participation, development and showcasing of their talents in music, dance, theatre and fine arts.

“The arts have a vital role to play in the development of self-esteem, nation building and the wellbeing of our people.” – Albertina Sisulu.