Welcome to the 36th Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

The countdown has begun to this year’s Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival which brings an amazing programme of world-class performing arts to the region for ten days at the end of May.

While all the finishing touches are being made in preparation for this year’s event, we can confirm the following dates for the diary.

  • Programme announced March 4
  • Priority Booking Starts March 10  for Members and Patrons.
  • Public booking starts March 17
  • 36th Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival takes place between May 22 and 31

Don’t forget to check back for regular updates as Festival time approaches.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Established as the region’s premier calendar entertainments event since 1979, the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival is Scotland’s largest rural multi-artform festival, with more than 170 artists performing at 60 events in 30 venues across the full breadth of the region.

Each year, the festival involves a lively and varied programme, showcasing an eclectic range of top-billed performances in music, drama, dance, arts and literature in a selection of venues from the tiny, intimate Swallow Theatre to the grandeur of the Easterbrook Hall and a wide outdoor stage on the banks of the River Nith.

The festival has an excellent reputation for bringing top quality world-class performances to rural locations at the end of May each year.

Musical events range from unforgettable operas, to classical, jazz, traditional, contemporary and world music that are usually only experienced in the world’s city venues. Dance, the world of books and ground-breaking theatrical performances are also mainstays of the yearly programmes, as are some well-established mini festivals in literature and song and an exciting and lively fringe.