48th Annual Festival

14th September - 28th September 2019

2019 AGM

The date, place and time have now been decided for the 2019 AGM. Patrons and Friends of the Festival should receive an invitation by e-mail and/or post in the next few days. If you are a Patron or Friend of the Festival and have not received your invitation by Monday 11th February, please e-mail the Secretary to the Trustees, Mary Howse.

The 48th Annual Festival will be taking place this coming September and plans to make it as good if not better than this year’s are already being hatched!

If you attended one or more events last September we would be delighted to hear from you – what did we do well, where have we let you down, what would you like to see on offer in future years? Your input is imperative to keep our Festival pertinent, fresh and relevant for all. Please send us an e-mail or drop us a line with compliments or brickbats! Click here to go to our contacts page and send an e-mail to a member of the Committee or send a letter to Mike Eve, Chairman, Rye Arts Festival, Ypres Lodge, Gungarden, Rye TN31 7HH. We really do want to hear from you!

Rye Arts Festival is the biggest and most successful multi-arts festival in East Sussex. Click here to read more about us including our Personal Data Promise.





On 1st March 2019, the outstanding Mountain Firework Company will be playing at the Community Centre at 8.00pm. Always guaranteed a good crowd when they have visited us in the past, The Mountain Firework Company have chosen to return to Rye for the international debut of their album, “The Beggar’s Prayer” featuring a musical style that takes its influences from folk, blues, Americana and other genres.  Get your tickets HERE; leave an answerphone message on the Box Office telephone number: 01797 224 442 or drop into Grammar School Records, High Street, Rye, TN31 7JF, open Monday-Saturday, 10.00am – 5.30pm; Sundays 11.00am – 5.30pm. Don’t forget to log into your account to take advantage of a Patron or Friend discount if you are a member. For a preview of The Mountain Firework Company click here to see and listen to one of their Youtube videos.


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