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Rye Arts Festival 2014
13th to 28th September


Literary - Classical Music - Contemporary Music - Walks - Theatre - Talks - Special Events


The Rye Arts Festival takes place over a two week period every September in and around the picturesque, historic town of Rye in East Sussex. The town attracts a stimulating array of authors, performers and artists both high profile, and coming,national and international.

The dates for our 43rd Annual Festival are 13th - 28th September 2014.  It will be launched on 13th July and tickets for all events will be on sale thereafter.  See Booking Page for Box Office details.

This year's programme is in the process of being created, but we can already announce some highlights:

We shall be staging another opera by Euphonia, conducted and directed by Alisdair Kitchen; Henry Blofeld will be talking about his recently published entertaining memoir and Gyles Brandreth will be back to make us laugh with his clever topical anecdotes.

In recent years Rye Arts Festivals have featured such renowned authors and artistes as:

Dame Ellen MacArthur, Sandy Gall, Sir Max Hastings, Tasmin Little, Benjamin Grosvenor, The Zemlinsky Quartet, The Sitkovetsky Piano Trio, Lord David Owen, Adam Nicolson, Frances Spalding, John Julius Norwich, A.N.Wilson, Richard Lester, Professor Robert Winston, Professor David King, Courtney Pine, The Big Chris Barber Band and the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.

A full listing of last year's events can be found by clicking Events Diary.

You can follow the latest news leading up to the 43rd Festival on our Rye Festival Blog.

Sponsorship Information

To find out more about becoming a Sponsor of the Rye Arts Festival please click here.

or contact Peter Mackenzie Smith Tel: 01797 226 388  Mobile: 0780 171 2134 

Email pmackenziesmith@protherolimited.com