Greater Derry’s Got Talent


Greater Derry’s Got Talent is the annual talent show that is held in conjunction with Derryfest, our annual town fair. Both events are programs of the Greater Derry Art’s Council. Greater Derry’s Got Talent is a family friendly event that is open to singers, dancers, musicians, and performers of ALL ages and levels of experience from Derry and the surrounding towns.  Winning acts from two ages categories will be selected by a panel of judges as well as additional acts selected by audience votes. For the final competition, all winning acts receive prizes as well as the opportunity to perform at Derryfest.


Greater Derry’s Got Talent takes place prior to Derryfest which falls on the 3rd Saturday of September every year. For 2019 Derryfest takes place on Saturday September 21st from 10:00a to 4:00p @ MacGregor Park in Derry.

  • Preliminary Round: Saturday September 7th 2019 @ 2:00p
  • Final Round: Friday September 13th 2019 @ 7:00p
  • Derryfest: Saturday September 21st 2019: 10:00a – 4:00p

Audience admission to the Preliminary and Final rounds is $10 for each event.

Audience members receive a single AUDIENCE VOTE ticket that is worth 10 points. This ticket will be used to vote for the act of their choice by placing it in the appropriate container located to the right of the stage. A panel of judges will select the winners for each event and any ties will be broken using the AUDIENCE votes. There will also be an additional audience pick that will decided by the number of AUDIENCE votes. Any ties in audience votes will be broken by the judge’s votes.

Since this is a fundraiser to support the Greater Derry Arts Council, extra vote tickets may be purchased at the events. Please note that the winners of this show are selected by a panel of judges. Any ties in the judges votes are decided using the Audience votes.

Additional AUDIENCE vote tickets are worth 1 point each and may be purchased for the following:

  • $1 for 1 ticket
  • $5 for 8 tickets
  • $10 for 20 tickets

Preliminary Round: Saturday September 7th 2019 @ 2:00p

For the Preliminary Round, the top 10 acts will be selected based on the Judges scoring.

Two additional acts will also be selected based on the number of AUDIENCE votes alone.

The winners of the preliminary round will be announced at the end of the show and will advance to the Final Round.

Final Round: Friday September 13th 2019 @ 7:00p

For the Final Round, the top three acts will be selected based on the Judges scoring.

One additional act will be selected as the Audience Choice based on the number of AUDIENCE votes.

The winners of the final round will be announced at the end of the show. These winning acts will receive prizes and will also be invited to perform on the main stage at Derryfest the following week.


Winning acts from each group in the Final Round get the following:

  • First place: $125
  • Second place: $100
  • Third Place: $75
  • Audience Choice: $50


Auditions will take place on the follwing dates:

  • Tuesday August 28th, 2019 from 6:00p to 8:00p
  • Wednesday August 29th, 2019 from 6:00p to 8:00p


Dance Progressions
109 Hillside Avenue
Londonderry NH 03053

Please note that a non-refundable entry fee of $20 will be collected at the audition. This fee is per performer, not per act. This fee is capped at $60 per act so if you have more than 3 performers in a single act you will not have to pay the entry fee for those additional members. The entry fee will be returned if for some reason you are not selected to perform in the preliminary round. Once you are are granted a spot in the competition there will be no refund.

Auditions are scheduled every 10 minutes beginning at 6:00p and ending at 8:00p If we have less than 15 acts sign up, we will skip the preliminary round and have all contestants compete in the final round.

If you have any questions send an email to or call 603-437-0505 and leave a message and we will get back to you. Be sure to provide your name, contact information and the best time to contact you.

Please note the following:

  • We can only accept a limited number of acts, so sign up early to get your preferred audition time.
  • All previous First-Place Greater Derry’s Got Talent winners are not eligible to compete. Previous winners are welcomed to be guest performers at Greater Derry’s Got Talent Preliminary and/or Final Round competitions. Let us know if you are available! We would love to see you perform again!