The Festival On The Close makes a grand return in June 2022, with a programme full of horribly exciting activity. We look forward to welcoming you to get involved in this celebration of culture, creativity and community in Rugby.

Get ready to dance, to sing, to act, to make music, and to enjoy world-class entertainment on your doorstep!

The festival features shows from Netflix stand-up sensation Phil Wang, family fun from Horrible Histories Live, performances from English Symphony Orchestra and United Strings of Europe, magical comedy with Spontaneous Potter, and a poptastic night out with ABBA Revival. Follow the link below for the full line-up!

PRINCIPAL PARTNERS

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ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Run by a professional, dedicated team and backed by prestigious and supportive patrons, the Festival on The Close is a world-class public celebration of arts, culture and creativity in the heart of Rugby.

WHAT'S ON?

With four inspiring days of music, dance, comedy, drama and performance, there truly is something for everyone, with the festival attracting interested audiences from across the county and beyond.

PLAN YOUR VISIT

The Tandem Outdoor Arena is situated on the historic grounds of Rugby School. More venues can be found across the school's campus. Town centre car parking and public transport is just a short distance away.

FESTIVAL PATRONS

Dame Judi Dench | Anthony Horowitz | John Agard | Prof Jonathan Freeman-Attwood

“The way to get young people involved and interested in the theatre and the arts is to provide exciting works for them to see. I am proud to support The Festival on The Close in its work creating opportunities for young people from all backgrounds to engage with arts and culture. I wish the festival every success.”

DAME JUDI DENCH

Contact Us

The Festival On The Close

Macready Theatre

Lawrence Sheriff Street, Rugby, CV22 5EJ

T: 01788 556203

E: dettie@macreadytheatre.co.uk

© Festival on The Close 2022