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Event Dates & Times

  • Sun, May 5 9:00am
  • Mon, May 6 9:00am
  • Tue, May 7 9:00am
  • Wed, May 8 9:00am
  • Thu, May 9 9:00am
  • Fri, May 10 9:00am
  • Tue, May 28 7:00pm
  • Wed, May 29 9:30am
  • Wed, May 29 7:00pm
  • Sun, Jun 2 9:00am
  • Mon, Jun 3 9:00am
  • Tue, Jun 4 9:30am
  • Wed, Jun 5 9:00am
  • Thu, Jun 6 9:00am
  • Fri, Jun 7 9:00am
  • Sat, Jun 15 9:00am
  • Fri, Jul 5 9:00am
  • Sat, Jul 6 9:00am
  • Sun, Jul 7 9:00am
  • Mon, Jul 8 9:00am
  • Tue, Jul 9 9:00am
  • Wed, Jul 10 9:00am
  • Thu, Jul 11 9:00am
  • Fri, Jul 12 9:00am
  • Sat, Jul 13 9:00am

Running Time

Full days for each section



For the safety and protection of competitors, photography or recording of any kind is strictly prohibited in the theatre. No performance is to be videoed, photographed, recorded or uploaded to social media.



The Launceston Competitions Association Pty Ltd was founded in 1902, which makes 2019 its 117th year of continual operation. We are proud to provide nationally, and sometimes internationally accredited adjudicators in theatrical, Highland and Irish dance, classical and contemporary music, speech and drama and creative writing.



Margaret East
General Secretary
Ph: 0409 005 988

Dianne Lockhart
Assistant Secretary
Ph: 6344 8948


Schedules containing information for each genre are available HERE.

Competitors wishing to enter for 2019 will need to have their entry to the Secretary by 22 March together with the entry fee. Late entries will be accepted until the 29 March accompanied by double entry fees.

The secretary will be in the Princess Theatre foyer on 22 March from 11am–4pm to receive entries.


Convenor: Louise Peterson
Ph: 6331 7934

Adjudicator: Jess Chambers, New South Wales

  • 5-9 May - Earl Arts Centre
  • 10 May - Princess Theatre

Session start times: 9am, 1pm & 7pm.

Creative Writing will be judged by Emily Peterson. Results will be announced during the Speech & Drama sessions.


Convenor: Sharyn Martin
Ph: 0403 179 151

Adjudicator: Amanda Caletti, Hobart

  • 2 June - Earl Arts Centre
  • 3 June - Princess Theatre for Choral and Band/Orchestra sections
  • 4-7 June - Earl Arts Centre

Session start times generally 9am, 1pm, 7pm.
Tuesday 4 June 9.30am start to allow the piano to be re-tuned.


Convenor: Nancy Serisier
Ph: 0488 205 705

The adjudicators for these sections are yet to be confirmed.

The new venue for these sections is the Door of Hope small theatre in Glen Dhu Street.

Due to the increased venue cost the admittance prices will be the same as for all other sessions. They can no longer be a gold coin donation, as they were when the sessions were held at Newstead College.

  • There will be an evening session for solo items on 28 May commencing at 7pm.
  • A day session on 29 May for the Group and Band sections commencing at 9.30am.
  • The Jazz and Blues Award classes will be held on the evening of 29 May commencing at 7pm.


Adjudicator: Mr. Douglas McFarland, New South Wales

The Highland sections will be held on 15 June at Riverside High School performance area.

Sections for all levels of Highland dancing from Primary (under 7 years) through to Premier Level will be held.


Adjudicator: Ms. Gabrielle Hall, Victoria.

This section will also be held at Riverside High School.


Convenor: Di Lockhart
Ph: 6344 8948

Adjudicator: Ms Chontelle-Sharee Morrison, New South Wales.

  • 5-13 July - Princess Theatre.
  • All sessions commencing 9am, 1pm, 7pm.

These sections cover Classical, Character, Neo-Classical, Tap, National and Song and Dance. They also include Group and Due classes in each dance type and the sessions offer patrons a very varied programme.


Ticket Pricing - Single Sessions

  • $10 - Full
  • $5 - Concession
  • $5 - Child 5-16 years
  • FREE - Child under 5 years

Ticket Pricing - Season Passes

  • $45 - Full
  • $35 - Concession
  • $15 - Child 5- 16 years
  • FREE - Child under 5 years
  • $35 - Adult Competitor over 25 years
  • $15 - Competitors under 25 years

Launceston Competitions do not have EFTPOS facilities. Patrons will require cash for their tickets.

Season Passes are able to be used for every session of Launceston Competitions i.e. all genres and are available for purchase from the Secretary at any session.

General Admission
Downstairs only

Creative Team

Creative Team

  • General Secretary - Margaret East, Ph: 0409 005 988
  • Assistant Secretary & Convenor - Theatrical Dance - Dianne Lockhart, Ph: 6344 8948
  • Convenor - Speech & Drama - Louise Peterson, Ph: 6331 7934​
  • Convenor - Music - Sharyn Martin, Ph: ​0403 179 151​
  • Convenor - Contemporary Music - Nancy Serisier, Ph: ​0488 205 705​
Extra Info for Parents

There are some extra details we would like to advise to parents wishing to attend sessions of the Competitions.


Programmes will be available at Barratts Music, Maree’s Ballet Boutique, Petrarch’s Bookshop and Stories Bookshop at a price of $12.

Competitors are able to pre-order a programme with their entries. These will then be posted as soon as they are available from the printer.


It is important to arrive at the theatre in time to purchase tickets and enter the theatre. If there is a choir or item on the stage patrons will not be admitted until the entrant has completed the item. It is disappointing for parents to have just missed their child performing, so please ensure they arrive in plenty of time.


The Adjudicator of each section will set a standard indicated by the marks awarded, which will be announced prior to the commencement of each section. If a competitor reaches or passes this standard, a Certificate of Merit can be purchased as a permanent record of that achievement. The cost per certificate is $1.00 and there is no limit on the number that can be bought. Enquiries may be made at the Secretary's office.


The organisation of Launceston Competitions involves many volunteer helpers the duties of marshalling competitors, selling tickets, placing numbers on the board, ushering and writing for the adjudicators all need to be covered. The committee welcomes anyone who has some free time and is willing to assist.