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Timings : Usually begins at around 6:00 PM and goes on till late night

Time Required : 4-5 hours

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This wide-scale celebration of music and literature has been in vogue since 1668 but came to be defined as the “Bath International Music Festival” only in the year 1948. Since the name was limiting just to music, it was reinitiated as the “Bath Festival” in 2017. Usually held for two weeks between late May and early June, the Bath Festival features a wide range of locally and globally renowned artists from different art fields.

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Booking Details

Book your tickets online or at the Bath Box Office.
The box office is closed on Sundays and Bank holidays, except for Sundays during the festival.
One free seat offered for every ten bookings at a stretch.

The box office timings are as follows:
9:30 AM to 5:30 PM - Monday to Saturday
10:30 AM to 4:00 PM - Sundays during the festival


The Bath festival is usually held in the most famous settings such as the Assembly Rooms, The Bath Box Office, Belushi’s, Bath Cross, Museum of Bath at Work and the like.

Features of the festival

The Bath Festival hosts learning programmes throughout the year, which provide an array of opportunities promoting creativity.

Why go?

  • Watch some of the top artistes perform from all over the world excelling in various fields of music, dance, cultural arts and the like.
  • An excellent opportunity to learn and expand your knowledge about the culture, entertainment and other elements of the ancient city of Bath.
  • Get to socialize with the locals.

History of the Bath Festival

  • In the 15th century, Queen Elizabeth the first used to visit the Bath Abbey to indulge in the choirs and music of the time.
  • There were festivals hosted by the Old Theatre Royal during the 1950s and 1960s occasionally, which became a regular affair since 2014.
  • The Bath Festival celebrated its 70th anniversary in the year 2018


  • There are facilities for the disabled available. You can get more info on the same while booking.
  • Disabled individuals in need of assistance would be offered one free ticket to bring along their assistant.

Tips and Rules

  • Do not photograph events or shows without consent.
  • The entry is open for 15 minutes before an event.
  • Tickets are not refundable unless a show sells out.

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