Bath Festivals

About Bath Festivals

Bath Festivals brings leading international performers, writers and thinkers to Bath every year to inspire, entertain and challenge audiences of all ages and artistic tastes.

Our festivals champion diversity and collaboration, open people's minds, and showcase the work of both established and up-and-coming performers - all in the special setting that is Bath, a World Heritage Site, and one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

Bath Festivals is the charitable organisation responsible for the internationally acclaimed Bath International Music Festival, the thought-provoking Independent Bath Literature Festival and the inspirational (and fun!) The Telegraph Bath Children's Literature Festival.

We provide year-round learning and participation opportunities for children, young people and adults through creative workshops, gigs, master classes and competitions.

We act as a central hub for the arts in Bath and North East Somerset, serving over 90 festivals, events and local arts organisations through the Bath Box Office, and supporting the Bath Area Cultural Forum

Bath Festivals earns a significant part of its income from box office sales and sponsorship, and, since the creation of the music festival in 1948, has also relied on grants, donations, and charitable giving in order to secure its national and international reputation and the contribution it brings to Bath's creative and cultural life. Bath Festivals is funded by Arts Council England through its National Portfolio programme, and also receives support from Bath and North East Somerset Council.

Jane Drabble is the Chair of the Board of Directors for Bath Festivals and Belinda Kidd is the Chief Executive.