Salisbury International Arts Festival

  • FREE to £35
  • 26 May - 09 Jun 24
  • Salisbury City Centre, Salisbury Playhouse and Salisbury Arts Centre
  • Various times

For the past 50 years, the Salisbury International Arts Festival has drawn people into the city for culture, spectacle and fun. Centuries before the Festival emerged, however, the Salisbury Giant and his companion Hobnob were providing a similar draw, enlivening public events and providing a focal point for processions and pageants. In 2024, Wiltshire Creative are celebrating that long tradition by introducing the original Salisbury Giant to a new friend, Patch.

Join them on Sunday 26th May as they welcome this new Giant to our City. Parading down Milford Street, music, dance and song will bring Patch into the Market Square for the start of our City Encounters weekend and two days of free performance and craft activity.

This opening weekend will herald the start of two weeks of fabulous music, circus, comedy, spoken word and theatre that will be spilling out of our buildings into the streets and spaces of Salisbury offering something for everyone.

The festival starts on the 26 May and spans until the 9 June - Wiltshire Creative can’t wait to see you there.

Patch's Parade | 26 May
City Encounters | 26 & 27 May
Tim Kliphuis Trio | 29 May
Fault Lines | 29 May
Out of the Hat! | 30 May
The Best of Gilbert & Sullivan | 30 May
BAM: Babies' Adventures in Music | 31 May
An Evening with Alan Johnson | 31 May
The Clare Teal Seven | 31 May
Barbara Nice | 31 May
David Baddiel | 1 June
Shirley Smart Trio | 1 June
TESS | 5 June
Mark Padmore & Elizabeth Kenny: Sonnets in Song | 5 June
With the Rolling Stones | 6 June
Christina Lamb | 6 June
Hamlet | 7 & 8 June
Red Sky at Sunrise: Laurie Lee in Words and Music | 7 June
Sophie Duker & Matt Winning: Work in Progress | 7 June
Tiny Violins | 7 June
Claytime | 8 June
Barbara Dickson | 8 June
Vagabond | 8 June
Trash Test Dummies | 9 June

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