The Petworth Festival is a summer festival of music and the arts set in the historic market town of Petworth.
Over two-weeks in July the town comes alive with high quality programme of classical concerts and recitals, chamber music, song, jazz, cabaret, theatre, comedy, visual arts, talks and walks in and around Petworth.
The main venues of the festival include St Mary’s Church, which seats up to 400 and hosts many of the festival’s headline concerts, Leconfield Hall, Champs Hill auditorium and Bignor Park for outdoor theatre performances. A number of festival events also take place in the Marble Hall and North Gallery of Petworth House.
The festival is a huge administrative effort with the entire town and community of Petworth pulling together to make the event a huge success under the Artistic Directorship of Stewart Collins.
2014 Summer Festival: 16 July - 2 August
2014 Literary Weekend: 13 - 16 November