Next year’s Wells Theatre Festival

will be held
Thursday 6th – Sunday 9th July 2023

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 director, Sir Richard Eyre are patrons for the festival.

Watch the video to hear what visitors to the Festival have to say about it!

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM – OCTOBER 2021

We were proud to perform Shakespeare’s classic in the Cathedral as part of the Festival Of The Moon. See more photos here.

PREVIOUS YEARS’ PHOTOGRAPHS

We have some great photos from previous years’ rehearsals and performances at the Festival. View the Gallery now.

WANT TO PERFORM AT NEXT YEAR’S FESTIVAL?

We’re always looking for new acts and actors to take part in the Festival’s productions. Tempted to get involved? Find out more.

2022 PROGRAMME

Browse the 2022 Festival programme (printable PDF format)

OUR PATRONS

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

VOLUNTEERS

Come and help out at the Festival. We need people who love theatre to join us back and front of house.