There have been festivals and pageants in Hebden Bridge going back hundreds of years and the Arts Festival is at the heart of this rich and diverse continuum. Started in 1993, the Festival is an annual celebration of our town’s creativity and unique landscape. Now in its 25th year, it’s one of Yorkshire’s longest running arts festivals with a reputation for delivering big names in a local setting.It’s also a festival of experiences for you and your families to enjoy.
We are proud to host a mixture of internationally acclaimed artists, emergent artists, and fantastic artists that are literally on our doorstep. The Arts Festival is truly an emalgamation of local support, international vision and fantastic leadership. Hebden Bridge Arts Festival has long been a support and haven for those wanting to develop in the industry, as well as being on the festival circuit as a fantastic place to perform in. We want to support as many people as we can, and celebrate, dance, sing, make, learn, share with as many people in the area, and those that we have the pleasure of hosting.
The Arts Festival is thankful to its fantastic board of trustees, its financial supporters, the Town Hall Hebden Bridge, its amazing volunteers and of course all of the wonderful talent we have heading through our doors.