The Festival is romping along!

17th September - 1st October 2016

The Festival has passed the halfway point and rushing headlong towards the Finalé – don’t delay… You can buy your tickets online now. If you prefer, you can book tickets over the telephone 01797 224442 or in person at the Box Office between 9.30am and 1.00pm Monday to Saturday. There is an answering service out of hours; a message will detail which upcoming events have tickets for sale on the door. 

A recent review:
‘I was very lucky to be at the Rye Festival’s production of Benjamin Britten’s “The Turn of the Screw” last Saturday.  The cast of young singers and students, mostly associated with the Royal College of Music, sang and acted with great polish and assurance and a real feeling for their characters, bringing out all the symbolism and spookiness of the work, as directed by Alisdair Kitchen.  The performance was totally gripping and absorbing.  Congratulations to all involved.’
Alison Wells

Martin Wimbush’s new production, “A Meeting of Minds”, was quickly sold out. However, he has kindly agreed to reprise the performance in aid of charity at 5.00pm on Sunday 30th October at Rye Creative Centre. Tickets will be available from the Creative Centre or the AARRCC charity shop in Rye. For more information, please contact Irna on 01797 229368 or Sam on 07939 390036.

We hope to see you at our Thomas Mogford event before they all sell out. He is the author of a series of crime novels following the life of a lawyer from Gibraltar called Spike Sanguinetti. His first book was one of the Spectator‘s ‘Books of the Year’ and shortlisted for a best debut novel award. Both the sequel and follow-up were also shortlisted for awards and his latest was chosen as one of the Guardian‘s ‘Best Holiday Reads’.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, Rye Dance have had to change the date and time of their performance to Saturday 1st October at 4.00pm in the Milligan Theatre.  Tickets are available from both the Dance Centre and this website.  Tickets issued for the earlier date will be honoured at the showing on 1st October.

We would like to give special thanks to all the patrons and sponsors of our Festivals, our advertisers and to all those who assist us in so many ways.