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.

This year’s Festival was launched on Sunday 13th July.

All the events are listed on this website and tickets are available to buy online or via our Box Office.  Some events are proving immensely popular – indeed a few are already sold out, so make up your mind soon if there is something you really want to see!

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.