46th Annual Festival

16th September - 1st October 2017

Hurry, events are selling out fast!
– Especially since our opera, La Bohème, with performances on Saturday 23rd and Saturday 30th September, was featured in The Guide section of the Guardian newspaper today as one of just three best picks amongst classical music and opera.

Tickets available 24/7 via this website
BOX OFFICE OPEN
Monday-Saturday 9.30am – 12.30pm

If you decide to spend some time in Rye, please click here to find out more about places to stay, eat and drink during the Festival.

SHORT STORY WRITING COMPETITION WINNERS
The winners of two of the three categories have been announced.
Click here to read the Under 11 winner’s entry written by Holly LepineClick here to read the story by Maya Little, winner of the 11-18 year category. The winning adult entry will be revealed (and the story read) during Claire Fuller’s “Swimming Lessons and how it got written” event on Sunday 24th September at 3.00pm. Click here to buy tickets for this event.

WRITERS OF RYE
ERROR IN PRINTED PROGRAMME
We regret to say that there is an error in the printed brochure regarding the start time of this event – it will begin at 15:10 at the Kino on Thursday 28th September. The start time on this website and on all printed tickets is correct.

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.