27th February – 4th March 2020

A warm welcome to the website of Inverness Music Festival.

Our festival runs in February or March annually and is organised and run by Inverness Festival Association, a local charity run entirely by volunteers.

The 2020 Festival will again take place at our very popular venue – . Eden Court Theatre in Inverness over 6 action packed days concluding with the Premier competition on March 4th in The One Touch Theatre.

2020 Music Festival

The entries are all in. Thank you to everyone who has registered to take part. We are looking forward to over 540 performances involving over 2300 performers.

Our motto for 2020 is ‘Perfomance for Everybody!’. Whatever your age, stage or style, you should find something you can come along, involved and enjoy.

Currently the timetable is being constructed. See the provisional timetable for an  accurate update for the sessions when classes will be held/. Precise times will be advised as soon as possible.


Have you PAID?  If not, please send cheque or do Bank Transfer asap.

If you are using the official accompanist, have you sent in your music?

Have you told us what you are playing. See instructions under ‘News’ if you need help adding this to your run my festival account. We use the website Run My Festival which can be accessed via this link

Any questions?  Contact admin@invernessmusicfestival.org

Here are some Great Events to Watch Out For…

  • Open Strings  Tues 3rd March 1.30pm. 12  Advanced String recitals.
  • Orchestras Night – Empire Theatre Monday 2nd March 6.30 onwards- Should be fantastic entertainment- Orchestras and large ensembles of all ages.
  • Vocal Showcase – One Touch Theatre Tuesday 3rd March 6.30pm onwards. Adult soloists followed by 8 choir performances. Come and give them your support.
  • Starlight Music Theatre Competition – Empire Theatre 7pm Tuesday 3rd March
  • Trad Performance Night – Saturday 29th February.
  • Premier Competition– One Touch Theatre Wednesday 4th March 7pm
  • Plus much much more….    Come and give the performers your support! Open to everyone – Adults £4, Children £1 (except Premier Competition)

Categories Still Open…….

OVER 60s TALENT SHOW!  Would you still like to join in? We have 4 more spaces…                                                                              admin@invernessmusicfestival.org


Would you still like to enter one of our Drama classes (See our syllabus). Would you like to take part in a workshop to develop future drama events? Please get in touch.


You can still have a look at our festival syllabus and let us know your comments.

A BIG THANK YOU to those who nominated us for Festival of the Year at the 2019Scottish Hospitality Awards. We were honoured to receive a HIGHLY COMMENDED certificate.

 See below for last year’s winners… Be inspired!

Please Support  2020. Get involved  —  PERFORM, WATCH, VOLUNTEER, FUNDRAISE, ENJOY.

We desperately  need VOLUNTEERS all year round. PLEASE let us know if you have time to spare. Whether you can offer a regular commitment, or a few hours during the festival, we would love to hear from you as soon as possible.
Please visit our Volunteers section to help.

We are always looking for new sponsors for our classes and sections- just a small financial contribution makes a big difference,

2020 Prize Draw Tickets Available Now! Great Prizes – Caledonian Sleeper, Belladrum Tickets, CalMac Vouchers. Wolfburn Whisky,  and much more….

Did you know you can become a member of the festival association and enjoy access to every session for no additional cost?