Thaxted Festival 2020 is cancelled

It is with deep regret that we announce the cancellation of Thaxted Festival’s 2020 season due to the Coronavirus.

We know how much this will disappoint our patrons, our volunteers, our local community and our artists, but we are sure you will understand that restrictions on gatherings, and the need for social distancing, make this inevitable.

We are in touch with our Thaxted Music Lovers who have shown us such support in the priority booking period. We will refund bookings, less any administration fee applied at the time of booking, but ask patrons to consider converting their payments in whole or part to donations which will help us to minimise the financial impact of this situation. Please contact us on to discuss.

With reduced capacity in our office, it will take us time to work through this process, but we look forward to keeping in contact with all our patrons and supporters.



1st Weekend

Friday 19 June, 7.30pm: Brandenburg Sinfonia

Saturday 20 June, 7pm: Brodsky Quartet

Sunday 21 June, 7.30pm: Benjamin Grosvenor (Piano)


2nd Weekend

Friday 26 June, 7.30pm: Armonico Consort

Saturday 27 June, 12 noon: Robin Walker (Organ)

Saturday 27 June, 7.30pm: The Ronnie Scott's Jazz Orchestra

Sunday 28 June, 7.30pm: The King's Men

3rd Weekend

Friday 3 July, 7.30pm: The Yehudi Menuhin School Orchestra

Saturday 4 July, 11.00am: SIRINU - Family Concert

Saturday 4 July, 7.30pm: Roderick Williams with Susie Allan

Sunday 5 July, 7.30pm: The Katona Twins

4th Weekend

Friday 10 July, 7.30pm: Charles Court Opera – The Mikado

Saturday 11 July, 7.30pm: The Pasadena Roof Orchestra

Sunday 12 July, 7.30pm: Brandenburg Sinfonia


"The quality of the musicianship is always excellent … I am prepared to go beyond my usual musical boundaries and have yet to be disappointed."

"A world-class experience with the added enjoyment of tea and cake in the interval."

"We like the diverse range of music and performers. We are lucky to have such high quality performers in a fantastic setting so close to home. Thank you!"

"It is a fantastic festival with people travelling from far and wide … a great annual event for Thaxted to be proud of."

"It was a brilliant evening … thought the quality superb. I will definitely be booking again."

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About Thaxted Festival

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