Salisbury International Arts Festival

  • 27 May - 18 Jun 22
  • Various venues across Salisbury
  • To be announced

Salisbury International Arts Festival will return in 2022 with a full programme for the first time in two years. From 27 May – 18 June, the festival will feature a diverse programme of music, theatre, film, dance, spoken word, visual arts, family and free events, created by Wiltshire Creative’s Artistic Director Gareth Machin, Associate Artist violinist Harriet Mackenzie, and Festival Producer Lucy Babb, alongside a team of associate curators.

Returning for the first time since 2019 and running for an extended period of 3 weeks, the 2022 Salisbury International Arts Festival will be inspired by the drama, opportunity and danger of islands, and the wide variety of emotions they evoke, delving into the mysterious allure of remote locations. The programme will feature a spectacular line-up of events spanning multiple genres, including circus arts, music, comedy, dance, and a variety of free family events across May half term.

The full programme will be announced on 1 March. Tickets available for members from 8 March and on general sale from 15 March.

To be the first to hear when tickets are available:

Events already confirmed for the programme include:

Contributions from Wiltshire Creative’s SHIFT programme for young creatives, with opportunities for young people to get involved announced in due course
The world première of Stone Songs composed by Howard Moody and featuring the Festival Chorus and La Folia musicians, in a performance inspired by the Medieval chants that have resonated from the Cathedral’s stones since the 13th century.
A one-off Jubilee Concert and additional performances in celebration of the upcoming Platinum Jubilee
The return of the vibrant City Encounters events, offering free pop-up events around Salisbury

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