Stroud Arts Festival celebrates 77 years with packed programme in 2023

Celebrating its 77th anniversary in 2023, Stroud Arts Festival brings a packed line-up of events to venues across the town this autumn, with a focus on reconnecting with each other.

By Kaleigh Pritchard  |  Published
This year's programme at Stroud Arts Festival features tonnes of live music from orchestras and quintets, to sopranos and harpists.

Stroud Arts Festival is celebrating 77 years of supporting the arts in the Stroud district, with a packed schedule of events this autumn 2023.

Artistically directed by composer and musician, Dave Ayre, Stroud Arts Festival kicks off on Sunday 22 October 2023, bringing world-class entertainment to the town while celebrating local talent.

On Wednesday 25 October 2023, the festival welcomes The Bristol Ensemble with a performance of orchestral arrangements of one of the best-selling albums of all time, Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Taking place at The Sub Rooms, the 17-piece ensemble is Bristol's only professional chamber orchestra, promising to deliver a night of unforgettable music.

Check out the Duke Ellington's Sacred Concert and Will Todd's Mass in Blue for a spot of jazz on Saturday 28 October 2023, with the chance to become part of the community choir conducted by Paul McLaughlin, with soprano Nina Bennet providing melodic lead vocals.

Finally, a highlight for film buffs, the silent movie Diary of a Lost Girl is screening at Lansdown Hall on Sunday 29 October 2023 — accompanied by stunning live music from harpist Elizabeth-Jane Baldry

Tickets for each event are available from The Sub Rooms' box office. Visit the Stroud Arts Festival website for the full line-up.


Stroud Arts Festival


Various venues across Stroud


Sunday 22 to Sunday 29 October 2023


Times vary per event


Prices range from £10 to £20 per event

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