Complementing the current Wells Literary, Arts, Comedy and Food festivals, the Wells Theatre Festival aims to attract a theatre-going public of all ages, whilst also encouraging young people to participate in theatre practice. Oscar winning actress, Dame Judi Dench and renowned directors, Sir Richard Eyre and James Cellan Jones are patrons for the festival.


We’re always looking for new acts and actors to take part in our productions, find out more here.


We were lucky enough to get some great photos from the 2018 festival. Have a look at them here.


Download the programme
(printable PDF format)


There are lots of ways you can be involved with Wells Theatre Festival. Find out what roles we need help with here.


We are delighted to have Dame Judi Dench and Sir Richard Eyre as our patrons.


Come and help out at the festival, we need people who love theatre to join us back and front of house.

The curtain has now closed on the 2018 festival and it was a triumph! We’d like to thank all of the performers who participated in this year’s show, we couldn’t have done it without you. We’d also like to thank all of the people who came out and supported live theatre and gave us such nice feedback on the things they saw.

We are currently putting together a list of performers for next year and will let you know as soon as we can about the artists involved. If you’d like to be involved in next year’s festival, please get in touch. Follow Wells Theatre Festival on Twitter and Facebook to get news of tickets and events for 2019. Wells Theatre Festival is proud to support Anthony Nolan.