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National Eisteddfod of South Africa®

Youth development in the Arts since 1997

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Eisteddfod Dates for 2023


Updated on 1 June 2023

Summary of confirmed and proposed dates.

For details about venues and dates that are currently available for 2023, please click on Venue Details 2023

Please note: selected venues are available for participants from the particular institution only.

Important info: live/virtual performances, video and art entries 

    Dates and venues for live / virtual performances
    Video entries
    Art entries

Where do I get my dates for participation in the National Eisteddfod?

As soon as entries have been scheduled, participation details (exact details of performance dates and venues) will be published ONLINE. Dates will be available at least 2 weeks before the starting time in a region or the actual date of performance.

School / studios / privately registered individuals (parents) can retrieve this information by logging in with their user codes and passwords on the ONLINE ENTRY Platform. (The the same LOGIN information that was used when submitting entries online

Participant slips will only be e-mailed to the address as provided on the registration form when explicitly requested by the school / studio / individual on the registration profile (Kindly check your Online Profile for your status in this regard).


Irrespective of all our efforts, some antivirus and other e-mail software could reject incoming mail completely or divert it to the junk/spam mailbox of the recipient! For this reason participants are advised not to wait for an e-mail with the dates, but to check for it online regularly.

Regular updates about the availability of participation details online will also be published on Facebook and Twitter.