If you are a Friend, Patron or Sponsor of the Festival you will already know the full detail of this summer’s programme following our launch events in March. We would of encourage anyone who is not currently amongst these categories to join as that is the best way to get the tickets for the concerts and performances you most want. Happily a lot of events sell out every year, and we don’t like to disappoint, but for those awaiting the date on which we go public – Thursday 27th April – we proudly publish our ‘At a Glance’ listing in order that you at least get the dates in your diary. Full details will be published in due course including the special Artistic Director’s Trail that we are introducing to you this year, this being a selection of events that are specially recommended for their diversity and appeal and which will hopefully make your individual festival journey even more rewarding.

For now though, we hope the festival matures in the anticipation. There are 40+ smashing events in the pipeline and we look forward to seeing you repeatedly over our 18 day in the sun (metaphorically and literally we hope!)

With every good wish

Stewart Collins

Artistic Director



2017 Petworth Festival key dates

Have you got your 2017 diary to hand? Make sure you save the dates for this year’s Petworth Festival and Literary Weekend.

Summer Festival: Wednesday 12 - Saturday 29 July

Literary Weekend: Wednesday 1 - Sunday 5 November


Box Office for the Summer Festival opens to the General Public Thursday 27 April: click here for more booking information

Already a supporter?

Mid Feb: Preview and renewal information

Mid Mar: Exclusive launch parties

Mar / Apr: Priority booking

Not a supporter?

Sponsors, Patrons and Friends receive early Festival information in the preview leaflet, take advantage of exclusive launch parties and priority booking, as well as getting discounts on ticket prices. See here for more information, or contact us now on info@petworthfestival.org.uk to join in for 2017.