Have you got The YES Factor?

Feb 2014


Leiston Film Theatre is offering its biggest ever cash prize to the lucky winner of their latest talent competition, to be held at the Suffolk venue in February 2014.

Centenary YES Factor is scheduled to appear at the Leiston Film Theatre on Saturday 31st May 2014 as part of the venues 100th anniversary celebrations and will feature a cast of Suffolk’s most promising vocalists, who will battle it out to win the £1000 cash prize. Each participating act will deposit £100 (supplied) into the centenary safe, before performing in front of a panel of professional judges, who will decide whether they have the YES factor and deserve to win the £1000 prize. The lucky winner will also get to star in the venue’s Centenary Gala Variety Show in October 2014.

The competition is open to any Suffolk resident, aged 16 years and over and there is no restriction on any style of vocalist from entering the contest, as producers want to hear from all those who believe they have got the YES factor.

The competition will be overseen by a panel of professional judges, consisting of experienced agents, personalities and artistes, who will comment on each individual act and select the overall winner from the contestants participating in the event.

Leiston Film Theatre’s previous talent competitions have helped to further the careers of other talented Suffolk performers. 2010 winner, Maddie Coelho from Charsfield, has appeared all over the county after winning Suffolk’s Got Talent in 2010 and is currently studying at the prestigious Laines Theatre Arts in Surrey and has recently landed her first professional pantomime role in Aladdin in Eastbourne.

Leiston Film Theatre manager, Wayne Burns, is determined to discover another Suffolk star. “Suffolk is spoilt for talented vocalists and the aim of this competition is to showcase those talents in front of a live audience and to offer somebody the opportunity to win our biggest prize ever. It’s an amazing opportunity.” he said.

Auditions for Centenary Yes Factor will be held at Leiston Film Theatre on Saturday Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th April 2014 and application forms are now available from Leiston Film Theatre on 01728 830549, or via the venue’s website at: The closing date for entries is 31st March 2014.

Tickets for Centenary YES Factor are now available, priced £12.50 and £10.50 for concessions from Leiston Film Theatre on 01728 830549 and online by clicking HERE.

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