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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

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

The Bath Festival: We have rescheduled many of our events into The Bath Festival November Weekend 2020 and The Bath Festival May 2021.

The Bath Festival Finale Weekend: Our festival finale weekend has been postponed to 29 -30 May 2021.

The full list of rescheduled and cancelled events can be seen here www.bathfestivals.org.uk/2020reschedule 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. We are working on exciting plans for a small digital programme in the autumn and a weekend of events in our iconic Bath venues in the Spring, more news on this to come. Please click here to read statement from 9 June.