Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival blazed into life in July 1973. Since then, over a million people have enjoyed outstanding performances of theatre, dance, film and every kind of music, plus literary events and the visual arts. From mid-May to early June each year, the beautiful historic city of Salisbury is transformed as people flock to the Festival, enjoying both ticketed events and free performances.
Since 2009 the Festival has delivered more free events than ever. More than half of all Festival attendances in 2012 were to free events – 48,000 free attendances of a total 80,000 created a palpable sense of celebration in the region.
Impressive national media coverage
– Over £500,000 worth of PR coverage
– More than 88 million opportunities to see or hear about the Festival
Including BBC news, ITV news, Radio 4 and Radio 3, Daily Mail, The Telegraph, The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Independent and The Times.
“One of the most respected Festivals in the UK” – Nick Dodds, BAFA Chairman
“On an early summer evening Salisbury Cathedral – surrounded by the walled garden of the Close – is a good approximation for Eden; the ideal venue for the premiere of Jonathan Dove’s new church opera” – The Financial Times.