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The Bath Festival

The Bath Festival


This year marks the 70th anniversary of Bath Festivals. To commemorate this important milestone will be an incredible programme of events that build on the festival's rich heritage and cements it as a highlight in the Bath calendar for residents and visitors alike.

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The festival has been extended from 10 to 17 days, with over 160 imaginative and innovative events. A thrilling and diverse range of events in Bath’s iconic venues and spaces will engage the wider community and grow the festival experience in the city.

The Bath Festival will bring international artists and emerging talent on the global stage to the city, performing alongside those starting out on their professional career.

The middle weekend (19 and 20 May) will be one of community engagement with collaborative events with partners, schools, venues and organisations across the city.

There will be a series of ‘New Meetings’ in which high profile artists will be invited to perform together for the first time. In the literature programme, a series of keynote addresses and lectures will reflect urgent debates in society, politics, history and science.

Bath’s biggest celebration of free entertainment, known as ‘Party in the City’, will take place on Friday 18 May.

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Opening Times

Opening (11 May 2018 - 27 May 2018)
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