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.

Remembering Rick

A remembrance book has been placed in the Sub Rooms, Stroud for all to record comments, thoughts, memories of the much-loved Rick Vick, Stroud Festival Organiser who sadly passed away on 30 November 2019.  The book will be available until the end of the week. 

See the Tribute page for information about Rick’s contribution to the arts scene in Stroud.


Our year of ‘REVOLUTION IN THE ARTS’ has drawn to a close 

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

Thank you to the wonderful artists,performers,technicians and venue staff who made it all happen and of course to the audiences who made it all worthwhile. We hope you enjoyed our year of events and we look forward to seeing you next year,

Some highlights from the year’s events below.  Check back with us in January to see our plans for 2020 and beyond.



Playground was a great hit with children of all ages. A weekend of fun and creative play for all the family




R is for Revolution was an inspired and inspiring community project led by Christine Felce and Rachel Oram from the Gloucestershire Printmaker’s Co-operative. 


We supported the wonderful

Wool and Water Festival which ran throughout the month of September

Photo: Deborah Roberts

 The Selsey Common rally in support of the Chartist Movement was commemorated with a performative walk from Radical Stroud


Music which caused a riot! But only when first performed in 1913. Stroud was thrilled with a stunning performance of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring by 2 very talented pianists.

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



And Cotswold Players showed us a revolutionary version of the great revolution play by William Shakespeare

Dance: Our favourite dance troupe Ballet Cymru returned to Stroud for their annual performance, this year with their creative (revolutionary?) production of  Romeo and Juliet 


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