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

Welcome to the 43rd Annual Festival

12th - 28th September 2014

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.

You can follow the latest news leading up to the 43rd Festival on our Rye Festival Blog.

For personal reasons, Peter Snow is unable to give his talk ‘When the White House Burns’ on Thursday 25th September.
Fortunately we have managed to re-schedule to MONDAY 22nd September at 3pm in the Methodist Church.
If you hold ticket(s) for this event they are valid for this date. If you are able please just turn up.
If you are unable to attend on the re-arranged date, please send us an email; you will receive a refund in due course.
We are sorry for any disappointment this may cause but this is due to circumstances beyond our control.

For the full listing of artists and events click on the Events tab at the top of this page. You’ll find more information on an exciting and diverse range of events and performers including Sarah Raven, Peter Snow, The English Concert, Alan Skidmore, Gyles Brandreth, Nikolai Demidenko, La Traviata, Flamenco and Argentine Tango workshops and performances, Professor Anthony King and Vicky Pryce.