Rugby Festival of Culture

Countdown to the tenth Rugby Festival of Culture has begun

Actors, artists, comedians, crafters, dancers, musicians, poets and singers  - Rugby needs you.

Applications for performances to feature are now open. Click here to apply. 

Rugby First is calling out to all individuals, amateur and professional organisations as well as community groups to apply now for a slot at this year’s Rugby Festival of Culture.

Over the last decade, the festival has become a firm favourite in the town’s calendar, with a programme of entertainment ranging from an open-air production of David Walliams’ ‘Gangsta Granny’ to the final of Rugby’s Got Talent competition.

The annual festival is supported by Rugby Borough Council and Rugby First and has previously welcomed more than 8,000 visitors to the town, enjoying over 100 events. Rugby Festival of Culture is a platform to celebrate art and culture in its widest forms, with something for all audiences to enjoy.

The festival will run for one week from Saturday 20th to Sunday 28th June.

More details of the programme will be available in May and for further information please contact Tracey Saunders at Rugby First on 01788 711074 or email