Maryborough Eisteddfod featuring the sections of vocal and choral, speech and drama, instrumental and literacy.

EISTEDDFOD 2021 UPDATE from Maryborough Eisteddfod

As you can imagine we have been working hard behind the scenes to do what we can to ensure a safe event for 2021.

The rapidly changing situation has forced us to make the difficult decision to cancel the event that was scheduled to begin this weekend, and the 2021 Eisteddfod will NOT be happening at the Brolga next week.

HOWEVER: we are very excited to announce that we are moving online to adapt to the current COVID restrictions. Most importantly, all of our competitors will have the opportunity to perform and receive feedback from our professional adjudicators.

We know how hard our competitors have been working to learn and rehearse their pieces, and it’s very important to us that this opportunity is not lost.

You will be given plenty of time to upload your performances, and we will be there to support you every step of the way.

Information for timeframes and how to upload will be coming next week!

Please stay tuned to the Maryborogh Eisteddfod Facebook page!!

The Maryborough Eisteddfod holds a rich and vibrant history, having held the first event back in 1903. Items on offer at that time were love letter writing, knit a stocking, as well as music, great set pieces of choral items and speech. It is noted that nom-de-plumes were used so as not to be identified! The Eisteddfod was ceased for a few years during the First and Second World Wars.

In 1957 the Maryborough Eisteddfod format was changed to become a junior competition catering from tiny tots to twenty one year olds (since revised to eighteen to reflect the times!) It is only in recent years that a selected number of items have been included for adults.

Maryborough Eisteddfod is the only cultural event of its kind within the Fraser Coast. Maryborough Eisteddfod Inc. now conducts two events per year. These events draw competitors and families from across the Fraser Coast, Sunshine Coast, Bundaberg, Kingaroy, Brisbane and other centres.

Maryborough Eisteddfod offers the opportunity to compete, perform and learn through eisteddfods and/or workshops. We source highly qualified adjudicators for our sections thus providing every competitor with constructive critique to enhance confidence and self-esteem, either individually or as a group member.

  • For patrons with mobility difficulties and Companion Card holders please call our Box Office on 07 4122 6060 Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm to enquire or make your booking.
  • For the safety of yourself and others full contact tracing information is required for each ticket holder. This includes full name, phone number and email (or residential address if unavailable). If purchasing your tickets at the door, please arrive early to provide this information. For more information visit our COVID-19 Update page. 
  • In line with current directions from the Queensland Government from 1 May 2021 all patrons must now use the Check In QLD app when entering the venue. To make entry faster you can download the Check In QLD app and complete your details before your arrival. If you do not have a compatible smart device, our ambassadors will be on hand to check you in.  You can find out more information about the Check in QLD app by clicking here. Note that all members of your party are required to check in with the Check In QLD app event though we recorded your contact details with your booking for this performance. 
  • When attending these events, you are strongly encouraged to wear a mask when you are not sitting in your allocated seat and it is not possible to physically distance. This could include entering or exiting the venue, leaving your seat to go to the bathroom or purchasing food or drinks.
  • Terms and conditions of sale have recently changed, please familiarise yourself with these terms and conditions, available on our website, prior to purchasing your tickets.