The Eisteddfod was established in 1988 by Ryde City Council and handed over to a volunteer team in 1990, with great support from Ryde City Council, both in the provision of venues and in direct sponsorship. Because of generous donations by businesses, clubs and individuals from Ryde and the wider Sydney region the Eisteddfod awards valuable prizes and scholarships in its five discipline areas
The Eisteddfod includes a Seniors section (50 plus) for older members of the community, emphasis on entertainment as well as excellence.
The Eisteddfod is a non-profit, volunteer-run organisation which consists of a Committee and a large band of helpers. This is an exciting community initiative - please follow the links to the Volunteers pages if you would like to know more about being involved.
Special thanks to the adjudicators who were able to overcome the challenges of zooming and online adjudication - much appreciated by performers and their teachers.
Trophy Day at Addington House was especially exciting with prizewinners arriving to pick up their trophies on a day which was forecast to be rain-affected but was actually a lovely Spring afternoon. Thankyou to John Booth and the Scouts for allowing us to use this great location.