Dulwich Festival 2017
12th – 21st May

Tickets now on sale

search for an event, artist & TIckets

  • Facade_01

    Walton:Façade – The Bloomsbury Ensemble of London

    TUESDAY 16 MAY / 7.30PM / DULWICH PICTURE GALLERY
    Tickets: £20, £18 Concessions & Friends, £6 under 18s
    In the summer of 1923, when the cultural life of London was dominated by the Sitwells and the Bloomsbury Group, the first performance of Façade, William Walton’s setting of Edith Sitwell’s poem sequence, was a succès de scandale. Virginia Woolf was there, Noël Coward walked out. This startling work still has the power to amaze, amuse and infuriate.
    Music

  • PatchAndTheGiant_01

    Patch & The Giant with support James Riley

    THURSDAY 18 MAY / 7.30PM / BELAIR HOUSE, GALLERY ROAD
    Tickets: £10
    In the summer of 1923, when the cultural life of London was dominated by the Sitwells and This acclaimed indie-folk quintet are a dynamic troupe of musicians who have fast become a genuine force within the UK alt-folk scene with national radio support and appearances at festivals throughout the land. Unique instrumentation fuses with inviting story-telling courtesy of lead singer Luke Owen’s rich and tender vocals. Supported by the incomparable James Riley. Not to be missed. Photo © Marcus Duran.
    Music

  • TagramTheatre_01

    Tangram Theatre – The Element in the Room: A Radioactive Musical Comedy about the Death and Life of Marie Curie

    SATURDAY 13 MAY / 7PM / THE GREAT HALL, ALLEYN’S SCHOOL
    Tickets: £12, £10 concessions, £8 18 & under
    Suitable for 8yrs to 108yrs
    Marie Curie lived an extraordinary life, and made incredible scientific discoveries in the face of unbelievable odds. This is her story, replete with breathtaking breakthroughs and seriously silly songs.
    Performances

ARTISTS’ OPEN HOUSE

Over 250 artists will be throwing open their doors to you during the two weekends of the Dulwich Festival from 11am–6pm. All venues will be open on 13–14 May and many will also be open on 20–21 May.

FESTIVAL FAIRS

From bouncy castles to beer tents, handmade children’s t-shirts to homemade cakes, designer jewellery to local photography, the 12th Festival Fair will bring together the essence of SE22. Love West Dulwich Fair and Dulwich Park Fair both make a welcome return.

  • DulwichParkFair_01

    Dulwich Park Fair

    SUNDAY 21 MAY / 12 NOON – 5pm / DULWICH PARK
    Dulwich Park Fair, now in its 10th year, gets bigger and better each year! It is a traditional country style fair and will have all the popular attractions such as the Steam Fair rides, Vauxhall City Farm, Punch and Judy, the Magician and Maypole dancing. The stage by the café will feature local musicians, brass bands, choirs and dance acts of all ages. The arena will have demonstrations of martial arts, football skills and a surprise show! There will be a great variety of world foods from roast hog to Thai cuisine, interesting craft and charity stalls and a chance to sample local craft beers and cider.
    Dulwich Park. Free event. Please note: There is no parking available.

    Fairs

STREET ART

Over twenty of the world’s leading street artists have been invited to Dulwich Picture Gallery to study the Baroque paintings and reinterpret them in their own style on walls and pavements around Dulwich creating Dulwich Outdoor Gallery. See some of these street works and the paintings that inspired them.

FESTIVAL BLOG

Stay up to date with the festival events as they happen with the Festival Blog.

  • Performance 13 Clowns without Borders - Crazy Car Greece photo Sarah Hickson

    Clowns Without Borders

    The Dulwich Festival is pleased to welcome the charity Clowns Without Borders to share for the first time, the performance […]

    Read More

FOOD TRAIL

This year’s Dulwich Festival Food Trail features a truly mouthwatering array of scrumptious offerings from some of the best restaurants and cafés in the area. Booking essential.