The Montgomery YFC County February Festival is held over a 1 week period in February from Tuesday through to Saturday.

    Over 300 YFC members will take to the stage at Hafren Theatre in Newtown and over 2500 members and members of the public will watch the performances over the event.

    It is a highlight of the YFC calendar and attracts a varied audience from across Montgomeryshire and its neighbouring counties.


    An Entertainment may include straight singing, singing with movement, dancing of any kind, drama, sketches, humour – either visual or spoken (though anything of a dubious nature would be penalised) – magic or conjuring, instrumental performances, mime etc. – the list is endless. But, like making a cake, the ingredients must be weighed and bal­anced, mixed and blended to make the whole performance.

    A play is not to be included in Entertainments. (A play can be defined as following a story from beginning to end).


    The competition shall take the form of a pantomime, which may be either excerpts from a pantomime* or the teams original work.

    *For guidance only “Pantomime is a dramatic entertainment loosely based on a traditional fairy tale in which the activity is carried on with the help of singing, dancing, clowning, topical jokes and music, in which the performance of that action is conducted by certain stock roles, usually ‘principal boy’ (hero) acted by a woman, and the ‘dame’ acted by a man.”


    Drama is a form of storytelling used to show the strengths and weaknesses of human nature.

    Teams may choose either a single act from a full-length play, excerpts from a full-length play or a complete one-act play.