NIFPA 2019

Festival Dates

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St. John the Divine Anglican Church

Music, Vocal, and Speech Arts

February 11-15

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Sid Williams Theatre


February 2 to March 3

There will be a festival committee meeting on January 31; 7:00 pm at 2130 Cliffe Ave (door between Budget Brake & Muffler and Speedy Auto Glass).

This is for those interested in helping us oversee the volunteers and venues during the festival sessions.  If you can’t make the meeting, please email us your interest and we will follow up with you.


If you need to upload music for entries that you registered, Click Here – and log in to your account.


Adjudicator Workshop Info

to register send an email with participant’s name, age and which of the 4 workshops they will attend

List of Roles 2018/19

Definitions of Volunteer Roles needed



Wrap-Up Shows

Click here for line ups of all 3 shows

TECH SHEETS for Dance performers Friday and Saturday night.  We can use the music from the festival program unless there was incorrect versions submitted – in that case bring a CD

Posting of Dances Encore Performance Invites for Friday and Saturday Night Shows

Posting of Friday Night Encore Performance Invites

Festival Variety Showcase: Friday, March 8, 2019 – 7:00 pm   Information for Performers in the Friday Night Show

Provincial Rep Showcase: Saturday, March 9, 2019 – 1:00 pm Information for Performers in the Matinee

Posting of Participants invited to perform at the Prov. Rep Showcase – please email to confirm attendance.

Dance Gala: Saturday, March 9, 2019 – 7:00 pm Information for Performers in Saturday Night Show

Evening shows are $20 – Matinee by donation
All shows are at the Sid Williams Theatre

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If you are looking to help out with Venue Coordination for Strings/Vocal/Piano, please email

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After months of hard work, over 1,000 dedicated students from all over Vancouver Island are converging on the Comox Valley to strut their stuff. The 41st Annual North Island Festival of Performing Arts (NIFPA) is a non-profit society dedicated to providing a festival for students to perform before audiences and adjudicators. The performing arts disciplines represented include musical theatre, strings, speech arts, fiddle, piano, vocal, ballet, modern dance, stage dance, and hip-hop dance.

NIFPA begins February 5th with Music and Speech Arts performances at St. John the Divine Anglican Church and continues there through to February 10th. Dance performances will be held at the Sid Williams Theatre in Courtenay and run from February 24th to March 3rd. The public are invited to watch the festival, which occurs in sessions throughout the day and evening. Potential audience members should keep in mind that these are adjudicated performances with pauses between performances. Admission is $3 drop in per session or $10/day. There are also passes for the entire festival for $25.

This local festival is a member of Performing Arts BC (Provincials). Each year, students are sent to Provincials where those chosen get to perform in a similar process, on a more advanced scale. Last year’s Provincials were held in Victoria 2018 and will be held in Chilliwack – 2019.

The fine arts flourish at the festival and NIFPA feels it is important to value and further develop these talented youth and to encourage them to have personal growth and development in their discipline. The performances gather the various V.I. communities together in celebration of a common cause and allow the public to embrace the amazing talent we have on our island.

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“We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.”


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