The Piatti Quartet
The Piatti Quartet: Musicians in Residence for the 2014 Festival

Our 43rd Annual Festival is now over! The next Festival dates are

11th - 27th September 2015

Rye Arts Festival takes place every September in and around the picturesque, historic town of Rye in East Sussex.

The festival attracts a stimulating array of authors, performers and artists both high profile and emerging, national and international.

Keep up to date with reviews and comments on our successful 43rd annual Festival and plans for next year on our Rye Festival Blog.

We will shortly be releasing information on one or two events for the 2015 Festival – please come back to this page soon and see what our event organisers have already lined up!

For reviews of events that took place during the 2014 Festival please click on the relevant genre:



We would like to reiterate our grateful thanks to all those sponsors of the 2014 Festival and those who assisted us and advertised in our programme. For more information on our sponsors please click here. For our supporters and advertisers please click here.