Contact Thaxted Festival

Our office at 10a Watling Street, Thaxted CM6 2PE is normally staffed during the week, with specified opening hours around the Festival season for ticket sales in person. Email is monitored regularly.

Messages may be left on our office answerphone, but please bear in mind it may be a day or two before these can be responded to.

Enquiries from agents and artists regarding performing at Thaxted Festival:

For all press enquiries, please contact Nicky Thomas Media Consultancy: 020 3714 7594 or

Find Thaxted Festival

Thaxted Festival takes place in the beautiful Essex town of Thaxted, easily accessible from the M11 & Stansted Airport. Our venues include Thaxted Parish Church, CM6 2PE, and Thaxted United Reformed Church, Bolford Street, CM6 2PY.

The town’s main free car park is in Margaret Street, CM6 2QN. There is an additional free car park in Park Street CM6 2ND and overflow parking is at the Recreation Ground, Newbiggen Street CM6 2QT (about five minutes’ walk).


We endeavour to make seated events accessible for wheelchair and mobility users. Ramps are provided for access, and spaces are available to book for all concerts.

The ticket price for a space includes one companion seat. Please call or email the Festival office to discuss requirements, particularly in the context of our historic buildings.

“[The Tippett Quartet] concert as part of the 2023 Thaxted Festival revealed a group of musicians of profound interpretative depth, and capable of traversing a wide range of repertoire.”
Colin Clarke, Classical Explorer
“A positively life-enhancing performance of Donizetti’s The Elixir of Love in English with reduced ensemble by Wild Arts…”
Colin Clarke, Classical Explorer
“The performance was a joy … and the quartet brought out its sense of both structural and linear perfection.” Holst’s Phantasy Quartet Op 36 performed by the Tippett Quartet.
Colin Clarke, Classical Explorer
“The Tippett Quartet and Emma Abbate have performed Schumann’s Piano Quintet together many times. On this occasion they combined flawless execution with instinctive – and utterly engaging – musicianship.”
Claire Seymour, in Seen and Heard International.
“…this was a wonderfully enjoyable and engaging performance that really punched above its weight. The audience in Thaxted clearly loved it and were fully engaged, whilst this experienced reviewer was carried away as well.”
Wild Art’s production of The Elixir of Love, reviewed by Robert Hugill in Planet Hugill
“2 terrific concerts I heard with London Mozart Players.”
Thaxted Festival concertgoer
“I think Gustav is smiling down to see how his memory and that of his best friend and colleague Ralph Vaughan Williams are honoured by the expertly played pieces they both composed.”
Thaxted Festival concertgoer
“It's always the variety and quality which keeps me coming back.”
Thaxted Festival concertgoer
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