The 51st Thornbury Arts Festival

Friday 24th April 2020 to Sunday 2nd May 2020

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Thornbury Arts Festival 2020

The 51st Thornbury Arts Festival runs from Friday 24th April to Saturday 2nd May 2020.

As always we are very grateful to our sponsors and supporters who make it possible for us to bring a varied and wide-ranging programme of events to the town.

Buying Tickets

Choose your seats and pay online through our booking system by clicking here ONLINE TICKET BOOKING or...
You can reserve tickets by post by completing the form in our widely circulated Festival guide (or download it through this link) and send or deliver it to Thornbury Town Hall with your payment and a stamped self-addressed envelope.

The Festival Box Office will be open every Thursday in April at Thornbury Town Hall from noon to 2:00pm and also during Festival at the Armstrong Hall Complex from noon to 2:30pm and from 4:00 pm to 7:00pm (excluding Monday 27 April).

Thornbury Arts Festival

Entirely run by volunteers, Thornbury Arts Festival is a well established part of the Thornbury calendar. The organising committee is also responsible for the Severn Vale Art Trail which showcases the work of local artists and runs from 1st May to 10th May 2020 and the annual Thornbury Eisteddfod, which marks its 31st year from 8th to 15th March 2020 you can view this year's syllabus by clicking here: Thornbury Eisteddfod Syllabus 2020.

In addition every February, Thornbury Arts Festival hosts Bristol Old Vic Theatre School at the Armstrong Hall and invites local primary schools to bring their children to experience live Theatre. This year about 400 children are experiencing a performance of ‘Macbeth’ . For some this will be their first experience of live theatre and delivered by students that may have only recently left the school system themselves .We hope it will inspire them to engage with theatre and the arts in the future – usually we have a hall of ‘spell-bound faces’…they love it!

The festival exists through the brilliant work of our volunteers, the backing of our sponsors and the ongoing support of our audiences, for which the committee is very grateful. We are continually looking for volunteers with an interest in the arts to join our team, and if you feel that you would like to become involved please email

Evening Shows 2020

Friends of Thornbury Arts Festival

Friends of Thornbury Arts Festival will be launched during Festival week, ready for 2021!

With an annual membership, you will be invited to join us for a Friends Social with entertainment,have the exclusive opportunity to purchase tickets one week before general public release, and selected ticket discounts.

Watch out for more details!

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