Stroud Festival  is a charity promoting and supporting all types of artistic activities throughout the Stroud District. Founded in 1946, it’s the ‘grandfather’ of all the wonderful festivals this area has to offer.

Still to come in our year of ‘REVOLUTION IN THE ARTS’. 

In collaboration with a number of other organisations in Stroud we’ve brought you a diverse range of events this year, all with Revolution in mind.

The recent song recital from Clare McCaldin and friends brought the musical performances to an end

Still to come: another walk from Radical Stroud with stories of desertion and disobedience from the WW1 era in Laurie Lee’s wonderful Slad Valley; Otherstory Theatre bring us stories from the lives of conscientious objectors and finally Ballet Cymru return for their annual performance, with their dazzling choreography, stunning costumes and world class dancing.

Some highlights below with more detail on the Events Pages.



Otherstory Puppetry presents ‘Taking a Holiday’ – a story of conscientious objection and the rejection of war.  23 November 2019 Museum in the Park


Outdoor events: This year we have been supporting walks from local group Radical Stroud. Called ‘Performative Walks’ these guided rambles through our beautiful countryside are enhanced with stories, songs and music celebrating local historic events and revolutionary characters. Last one – Saturday 23 November 2019


Dance: Our favourite dance troupe Ballet Cymru return to Stroud for their annual performance.  This year they’re bringing their creative (revolutionary?) choreography to the story of Romeo and Juliet  Thursday 21 November 2019 Cotswold Playhouse 7.30pm

So, our year of Revolution in the Arts is drawing to a close.  Watch this page for information on Stroud Festival’s programme for 2020

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