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2014 Literary Weekend 13 - 16 November 

Box Office opens Saturday 4 October  

Darren from The Petworth Bookshop ready for work at the 2013 Petworth Festival Literary Weekend



Dear All

The warmest of thanks to everyone who supported the 2014 Petworth Festival, whether as a Sponsor, Patron, Friend or concert attender. Also many thanks to the extraordinary company of artists who made our two-plus weeks such an extraordinarily positive and rewarding experience.


There were too many highlights to even dare compiling a short list – and we know from conversations with many of you that you have your own versions – but thank you in particular to those of you who attended events that could be described as being outside your comfort zone. That after all is one of the joys of the festival experience – trying something new alongside the tried and tested. This will undoubtedly include those of you who chose to see The Petworth Plays, and from your reactions on the night, this was the most extraordinarily positive project, all the better for being innovative, locally significant and, above all, of tremendous quality.

We will of course be back in July 2015 with the next edition of a festival that is growing both in size and reputation year on year, but please keep an eye on the website for details of the 4th Petworth Festival Literary Weekend. Once again this will run over 4 days between November 13 – 16, and we have no doubt there will be events you will be nourished and entertained by!

With all good wishes Stewart Collins Artistic Director


2015 Summer Festival 16 July - 1 August


USB Bracelets:  New at this summer's festival were live recordings of six of our events.  "The quality is superb and the immediacy of the event terrific"

The recordings are still available from Live Band Audio.  For full information please email: info@livebandaudio.com


Click here for a review of our headline event of the 2014 Petworth Festival is The Petworth Plays and here to read one from our youngest member of the audience, Daisy, aged 4½.

 "The balmy evening and the parkland setting could not have been more perfect for the frolicking nymphs and the gloomy chapel was an ideal backdrop for the blood-curdling Duchess of Malfi."

A unique set of Jacobean dramas that have been in Lord Egremont's family and the Petworth House collection since the 17th century. Click to hear about this project from our Artistic Director, Stewart Collins. 


This year priority booking for Sponsors, Patrons  and Friends commenced Tuesday 29 April.  If you'd like to take advantage of the priority booking and a 10% discount on ticket purchased in the priority period next year why not become a Festival Friend?  Click here to download a Gift Form and here to download an Information Sheet

For further details ring 01798 343055 or email info@petworthfestival.org.uk


Principal Sponsor The Leconfield Estates

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