46th Annual Festival

16th September - 30th September 2017

Our AGM took place on Sunday 9th April 2017 in the Community Centre. Thanks to all those who attended.

The launch party for this year’s Festival is to be held on Sunday 23rd July 2017. More information will be available nearer the time.

The Kino in Rye has a special screening of a documentary film about the 11th Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, And, as an added extra, there will be a Q&A session with the film’s acclaimed director Mike Figgis.

The film is being shown on Sunday 7th May at 5.45pm at Kino Rye, with tickets at £20, which includes a glass of wine and nibbles as well as the Q&A session with Figgis who is a British film director and screen writer as well as a composer and who gained 2 Oscars nominations for his film Leaving Las Vegas in 1995.

The Battle of Hastings was shot during the 2015 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition and follows the efforts of 38 pianists from 30 different countries who battle it out for what is becoming one of the world’s premier competitions for young pianists, with the final at The White Rock Theatre in Hastings, featuring the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.

Bookings for the screening can be made online http://www.kinodigital.co.uk/home/film-listings/, by phone 01797 226293 or in person. Kino Rye is open from midday Monday – Friday and from 10.30am at weekends.


To learn more about Rye Arts Festival, including our Constitution and our latest set of Reports and Accounts, please click here or click on our ‘About Us’ page (see the black bar at the foot of this web page).

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.