Jack Petchey Foundation
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Glee Club Challenge



MON 16 APR 18


The all-singing, all-dancing Jack Petchey Glee Club Challenge is back for its seventh year! The challenge, which is the largest youth Glee Club competition in the UK, is a music and dance education programme aimed at performers aged 11 to 25  .

The challenge invites young people to attend workshops, where they will receive training from professional performers. After rehearsing together, they will get the chance to perform on stage at a regional final and compete for a place in the grand final. This year's grand final will take place in the glamorous London Palladium  !

11-25 year olds from schools, youth organisations, drama and dance groups, friends with a passion for performing, established groups or those just starting out are all invited to apply to this year's competition  .

Groups have to be based in London/Essex, have a minimum of 10 members and all members must be aged 11-25.

Each group will receive:

  • FREE entry
  • FREE assessment/workshop visits
  • FREE workshops and bootcamps with professional performers
  • FREE participation in Regional Finals at prestigious venues across London/Essex
  • FREE participation in the Grand Final at the Word famous London Palladium
  • Celebrity judges at the Grand Final 
  • A chance to share in a £5000 prize money pot!

Congratulations to our 2017 Jack Petchey Glee Club Challenge Champions!!


At an amazing Grand Final at the IndigO at The O2 Arena on 19 March 2017 12 of the best groups battled it out to be our Champions.  In front of our judges John Partridge, Danny-Boy Hatchard, Brenda Edwards, Daniel Boys, Simon Lipkin and Brenda Emmanus, as well as an audience 1500 strong, each group performed two songs.  After an incredible evening our Champions were finally announced - congratulations RE:VERB!

2017 Champions - RE:VERB


Glee Club Challenge

“The standard was incredibly high. I was really impressed and moved to tears by the commitment and enthusiasm of these fabulous young people.”

Glee Club finalists

“The girls chose their songs and put together the choreography . They are all highly motivated and committed and it really paid off”