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The 2018 programme can now be viewed by clicking on ‘Programme’ in the menu bar above.

Please note that for now the only way to make a booking request is by sending in the booking form by post or hand delivery to our office in Chipping Campden. If you are overseas you can scan and return the form to us by email The online booking facility will not be activated until early February after all the priority periods have closed and the postal general booking forms have also been processed.Please send your forms in ASAP as, within each booking period, they are processed in the order in which they were received.

Online booking is now available. For full details and to book online, click here:

You can download a Booking Form 2018 at this link.

If you are not on our database and would like to be you can either subscribe via the box at the bottom of the ‘Contact’ page or email to be added to list.

The first Chipping Campden Music Festival was held in 2002, since when it has grown in stature and size year on year. It is now widely recognised as one of the UK’s leading festivals with visitors coming from Europe, America and Australia, as well as from all over the UK. The venue has become a favourite with many of the world’s finest musicians who all look forward to returning to this most beautiful of all the Cotswold towns.

Chipping Campden

As well as our prestigious Music Festival the area offers a wealth of other cultural treasures; the RSC is just down the road,  the wonderful gardens of Hidcote and Kiftsgate are nearby. It really is the perfect setting for a long weekend or a fortnight’s holiday in the Cotswolds. Chipping Campden is also one of the most important homes of the Arts and Crafts movement. Fine accommodation at all prices is available, from luxury hotels, to lovely B&Bs and traditional Cotswold pubs.

Young Musicians
As well as two weeks of great music in the glorious setting of St James’ church, the festival also runs workshops in local schools led by experienced music educators and in 2008 the Festival Academy  Orchestra was formed. This project offers advanced students and recent graduates the opportunity to perform alongside experienced professional orchestral players and world class soloists, and is now regarded as one of the UK’s leading training orchestras.

In 2013 the festival expanded its work to form a community choir (the Festival chorus). The chorus has around 70 regular members and meets every Wednesday evening during term time, and presents three concerts during the year.

In August 2015 we formed and ran the first ‘Festival Youth Academy Orchestra’ course. This involved the ‘Academy’ members from May returning to become mentors to secondary aged student musicians. It was so successful that it has become a regular part of the Festival’s education programme and in August 2016 & 2017 we were delighted that one of the world’s leading violinists, Nicola Benedetti, agreed to join the orchestra as soloist, and also presented a public masterclass. The course will run again in August 2018. Meanwhile, in January 2017 we formed the North Cotswold Youth Orchestra which is made up solely of local secondary aged students. To get details of both the Youth Academy and the NCYO please email or