Urdd National Eisteddfod

Performing Arts in Wales

Urdd Eisteddfod is a young people’s festival – urdd (pronounced irth) is Welsh for ‘youth’ – held in late May/early June at changing venues. It's one of Europe's biggest youth events. The format resembles its bigger brother, National Eisteddfod, and involves around 15,000 children and teenagers competing in various singing, dancing and other competitions, with an audience of over 100,000.