Community Events

The Petworth Festival celebrates and addresses its charitable purposes by promoting community events in and around Petworth, and by promoting the development of young musicians and performers through relationships with national organisations and training bodies.  

In 2024 we will continue to develop our relationships with a significant range of national, regional and local organisations with the aim of creating opportunities for young people, enhancing their experience of the arts and supporting local schools and organisations.

In October 2024 we undertake a special educational outreach project with local primary schools and composer Richard Taylor entitled ‘The Big Sing’ – a creative project that links in with both the summer ‘performance’ and autumn literary festivals.

Our partners are

  • The Arts Society of West Sussex 
  • Coultershaw Heritage Site
  • Leeds International Piano Competition
  • Musicians’ Company
  • National Trust (Petworth House)
  • Petworth Primary School
  • Royal Academy of Music
  • West Sussex Music 

Free and subsidised tickets for young people are available for most festival events and we strongly encourage parents, teachers and anyone connected with young people and young persons’ organisations to take advantage of generous ticket price offers. 

We are also keen to develop opportunities with young people to work for the festival both during and the build up to the summer and autumn events. Please contact to find out more