From our Artistic Director

Greetings to everyone and a happy new decade!

Petworth Festival ended the old decade in wonderfully rude health having enjoyed a spectacularly successful pair of festivals in 2019 headlined variously by MILOŠ, Rick Wakeman and Julian Clary (Summer), and David Suchet, Prue Leith CBE and Max Hastings (Literary). The 2020 Summer programme has now been finalised pending the results of our sponsorship campaign, so the principal dates for your diary are variously Friday 17 April when the programme is officially announced online, Saturday 9 May when the box office opens to everyone and of course Tuesday 14 July – Saturday 1 August, the dates of the festival itself.

The festival has long been buoyed up by a fantastic group of Friends, Patrons and Sponsors, who can take advantage of priority booking. Our events do sometimes sell out in the priority sales period so the simple answer of course is to sign up to one of these categories, but either way, we do urge that you jump on the mailing list so that we can send you details of the 2020 festival. As I say, we can’t reveal who or what is lined up just yet, but I think we can promise a pretty special 19 days in prospect. Stewart Collins