We are excited to announce that the theme for the 2018 Basingstoke Festival is ‘art in unusual places’. Have you got a creative idea buzzing around in your head? Get in touch with us to talk it through – we can help make your project a reality. If your event fits this theme, and includes some form of art, we may be able to include it as part of the Basingstoke Festival printed programme. We also promote all Basingstoke Festival in the Community events on the Basingstoke Festival website which fall within the three weeks of activity. No idea is too crazy! We want to reach out to the edges of the borough, uncover new events, unearth new talent and create a festival for everyone.
Have the time of your life watching one of the most popular and enduring films of the 20th century with an al fresco audience. Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze play innocent Baby and bad boy dancer Johnny, whose love story plays out to a soundtrack of 1960s hits and irresistible 1980s tracks.
Sing along with Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Zendaya and company as you watch this modern musical classic inspired by the life of P.T. Barnum and his pioneering circus entertainment. The fantastic songs (written by La La Land’s Benj Pasek and Justin Paul) include Come Alive and the Oscar-nominated This is Me.
All-male professional company The Festival Players present Shakespeare’s intriguing mix of drama and comedy. Weather permitting, the show will take place in the garden. Why not pre-book for the picnic too?
Hear popular music from films including Star Wars, Harry Potter, The King’s Speech and Out of Africa at this concert, an exciting new collaboration between the orchestra and radio broadcaster Rory McAllister.
Award-winning Ballet Cymru present a sparkling, refreshing ballet based on the fairytale, combining a specially commissioned score by award-winning composer Jack White, circus elements from Citrus Arts and the finest classical dance.
Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the greatest male vocalists and songwriters of his generation, releasing seven studio albums, three live albums, and collaborating with artists including Elton John and Joni Mitchell.
It may seem hard to believe but planning is already underway for Basingstoke Festival 2018 and we want to hear from those who are interested in supporting this year’s events. If you have an idea for a ‘Festival in the community’ event or you’d like to find out more, please contact us to discuss your plans by Friday 6th April 2018.
Basingstoke Festival 2018
Don’t miss any of the incredible performances, exhibitions or community events.