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About the festival

Bath Festivals is a charity that brings some of the finest international musicians, speakers and writers to entertain audiences, in the beautiful venues and spaces of our world heritage city. By creating innovative and diverse programmes, our festivals inspire and provide unique experiences for residents and visitors to Bath. We are responsible for The Bath Festival in the summer and Bath Children’s Literature Festival in the autumn, which bring the city alive with a celebration of the arts. Our year-round creative learning programme of hands-on music and literature projects gives children and young people opportunities to gain real-world experience, building their inner confidence and improving communication skills through the arts.

Covid-19: Rescheduled and cancelled events information

Reading is Magic Festival 2020: With schools closed and many children learning from home, we have extended free access to 25 event videos and podcasts until the end of the current lockdown. Start learning now by using the promo code FREEMAGICBCLF when joining as a member here

Beethoven Anniversary Celebrations: The Complete Beethoven String Quartets have been rescheduled to spring 2021.

The Bath Festival Finale Weekend is going ahead this summer on 7-8 August 2021. Following the government’s roadmap for coming out of lockdown, we are pleased to announce that McFly, UB40 ft Ali Campbell & Astro, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Billy Ocean plus loads more amazing acts will all be joining us for a musical extravaganza. The last remaining tickets are on sale now. All tickets previously bought remain valid for the new date. See you in the summer! Book now

The Bath Festival 2020 and The Bath Festival November Weekend 2020: The majority of the events have been cancelled, however some have rescheduled to 2021.

The full list of rescheduled and cancelled events can be seen here All ticket holders for rescheduled events will still be able to use their existing tickets. All ticket holders have been contacted.
Click here to read statement from 29 April. 

Bath Children’s Literature Festival 2020: It is with heavy hearts that we have taken the decision to cancel the 2020 Bath Children’s Literature Festival. Please click here to read statement from 9 June.