Prose reading

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What we reward in Prose Reading

  • An engaging and helpful introduction
  • Familiarity with the text (to be read from a book, not memorised)
  • Clarity, audibility and eye contact
  • Sensitivity to, and capturing of, the mood
  • Clear differentiation between narrative and dialogue
  • Vocal variety which engages the audience and adds power to the words
  • Thoughtful and appropriate use of pause
  • Facial expressions which support the successful communication of the words

Enter a group

Schools and clubs are encouraged to email entries@oratoryfestival.com or to fill in our online form to book a group session where each entry costs £10 (£5 less than our individual rate), with a minimum cost per session of £100. For institutions wanting to make over 20 entries, we can work with you to arrange an additional discount.

Book an online coaching session

Would you like some extra help preparing for the Festival? One of our fun and engaging expert coaches canhelp you practise for your category in 1-on-1 Zoom sessions, or with up to three of your friends. You’ll build your skills, and gain confidence for your Festival performance.

Coaching costs £25 per 30 minute session, or just £20 per 30 minute session if you purchase them at the same time as entering any of our Oratory Festival categories! (Discounts will be applied at the checkout, you can book as many coaching sessions as you like).

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