Durham Festival of the Arts is an exciting 3 week festival running from 2nd – 23rd June, and the 2017 festival is set to be the biggest yet! The festival, organised by Music Durham and Durham Student Theatre, features a whole host of events from concerts to masterclasses, plays to photography exhibitions and so much more, in a number of venues across the city.

Particular highlights include the festival opening celebrations incorporating four main events: Land of Hope and Glory – a celebration of British music in Durham Cathedral; Around the World in 80 minutes – an evening of world music and food in Durham Castle; Arts on the Green – an afternoon of music on Palace Green; and The Canterbury Tales – a DST production in the Gala Theatre.

DFoA is for all of Durham to enjoy; with plenty of opportunities to get involved for students and the local community alike. With a number of strands including music, opera, theatre, comedy, workshops, there is something for everyone. If you would like to be involved in the festival, please contact us using the information on the contact section of this website.

This site will give you an overview of all the events taking place, and direct you to more information, as well as provide contact details for any enquiries you may have.

We look forward to welcoming you to the 2017 Durham Festival of the Arts!