Basingstoke Festival is a family-friendly free outdoor arts festival. From music and dance, visual art and street theatre, the festival encourages both residents of Basingstoke and visitors to the borough to be more curious about the arts, engaging those who would not normally think they were interested in cultural experiences. With the banner theme of ‘Art in Unusual Places’, we aim to surprise and delight with high-quality arts encounters and meaningful participatory events during the three weekends of the festival, each year in June and July across Basingstoke town centre.
EXPERIENCE MAGICAL MOMENTS – DELIGHT YOUR SENSES – DISCOVER THE UNUSUAL
Basingstoke Festival champions new work created specifically for local audiences and supports the development of new art. The festival is produced by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.
Basingstoke is conveniently located just off junctions 6 and 7 of the M3 and also accessible via the A339 from Newbury and Oxford and A33 from Reading. If you are travelling by train, you can direct trains from London Waterloo, Winchester, Reading, Oxford, Southampton and Portsmouth. The train and bus stations are walking distance to the town centre ready to enjoy the festival.
For more information on getting to and around Basingstoke and Deane visit the Love Basingstoke website’s guide to getting around. AccessAble has produced an accessibility guide for arriving at Basingstoke and Deane train and bus stations.
Wondering how you can be a part of Basingstoke Festival? Volunteer to become a Festival Ambassador, looking after performers, helping with enquiries from the public and setting up events.
There are also sponsorship opportunities for businesses looking to join in. Find out more and request a sponsorship pack here.
See our FAQs for more information or send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be prepared! This is an outdoor arts festival and we can never predict the weather so don’t forget your sunnies, hats and suntan lotion and an umbrella!