The 2018 Festival will run from Friday, 25 May to Sunday, 3 June
Dumfries & Galloway Arts Live runs year round for current listings see www.dgartslive.org.uk
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Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival brings the performing arts to the region, engaging with our artists and venue managers to create and stage performances which are vibrant, surprising and far-reaching.
We bring high quality, world-class productions to audiences across Dumfries & Galloway, supporting our communities to stage shows, investing in our performing artists, introducing our young people to live performance, and engaging people of all ages, from all walks of life, with our imaginative programme of workshops.
Who we are and what we do
Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival
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 82 events in 42 venues across the full breadth of the region.
In June 2016, the festival team piloted a year-round touring project. Arts Live is a network of venues, performing artists and promoters hosting performing arts events across Dumfries and Galloway to create a diverse programme. We are a trusted organisation that works in partnership with a network of venues, artists and promoters to facilitate the programming of quality touring performing arts in Dumfries and Galloway.
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.
New members and patrons are always very welcome. Benefits include priority booking and an invitation to the Festival Opening, with Patrons receiving a free ticket to a Festival event. Please click on Membership in the menu or contact us for full details. We are also extremely grateful for the support of both local and national sponsors – individuals and businesses – who contribute greatly to the delivery of quality events that the region can be proud of.
We look forward to seeing you at the Festival!
Ken Gouge (Chair)
Danny MacGrain (Treasurer)
Will Adams (Company Secretary)
For information about joining our board see here,