Winchester Festival

7th to 15th July 2017
Online booking:
Telephone booking: 01962 857276
Theatre Royal box office: 01962 840440

Celebrating its 20th year, the Winchester Festival brings another nine days of music, talks, drama and visual arts to the city from 7th to 15th July.

One of the oldest festivals in the city, the Winchester Festival’s strength lies in the broad range of its programming: the 2017 line-up includes homages to Rachmaninoff, Queen Victoria, Shakespeare and, in the year that marks the 200th anniversary of her death, Jane Austen. Along the way it will delve into the mysteries of China, the daring of the SAS and the secrets of MI5 and hear exquisite music by Vivaldi, Bach, Mozart and Schumann, alongside beautiful 20th-century repertoire.

• John Simpson in conversation with Alastair Stewart, Guildhall, 8th July
• Canon Andrew White, My Journey so Far, The Wessex Centre, 9th July
• Michael Wood, The Story of China, Guildhall, 10th July
• Stella Rimington in conversation with Peter Guttridge, Guildhall, 11th July
• Ben Macintyre, SAS Rogue Heroes, Guildhall, 12th July
• Joanna Trollope, On Jane Austen, Theatre Royal, 13th July
• Tristram Hunt, Ten Cities that Made an Empire, Theatre Royal, 14th July
• Kate Williams, Victoria: Becoming Queen, Theatre Royal, 15th July

• Tasmin Little and the European Union Chamber Orchestra, Vivaldi Four Seasons, Cathedral Nave, 7th July
• Ashton Singers, St Cross Church, 8th July
• Wessex Sinfonietta, St Paul’s Church, 9th July
• Lunchtime young musicians’ series at St. Lawrence’s Church, 10th to 14th July
• Voces8, Choral Dances, Cathedral Quire, 11th July
• Hampshire Youth Orchestra, Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Great Hall, 11th and 12th July
• Primavera, Cathedral Quire, 13th July
• Southern Voices, Sun, Moon and Stars, St Cross Church, 14th July
• Lucy Parham/Alex Jennings, Elégie: Rachmaninoff – a Heart in Exile, Theatre Royal, 15th July

• Meeting Miss Austen, Discovery Centre, 8th and 9th July
• My Dear Cassandra, Jane Austen walk, Tourist Information Centre, 10th to 13th July