In 2021, The Festival On The Close presented an inspiring online programme of student workshops and performances.

Get ready for some horribly exciting events! The Festival On The Close makes its grand, in-person return in June 2022. Watch this space for further announcements!

Festival Patrons

· Dame Judi Dench · Anthony Horowitz · 

· John Agard · Prof. Jonathan Freeman-Attwood ·

SUPPORTING

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 Cemex Performance Arena is situated on the The Close, on Rugby School's historic grounds. More venues can be found across the school's campus. Car parking is just a short distance away in the town centre.

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

Previous Events Have Included…

SHOWSTOPPER!

THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL

direct from London's West End

THE CANCER RESEARCH UK

COMEDY NIGHT

with Jason Manford and special guests

HOMETOWN GLORY

NATALIE BLACK as ADELE

the UK's best tribute show with live band

STOMP

WORKSHOPS

with student stompers!

GRAVITY & GIBBON

A DANCE THEATRE DOUBLE BILL

by Motionhouse and Gandini

NATIONAL YOUTH

JAZZ ORCHESTRA

the UK’s best young jazz musicians

Contact Us

VENUE CONTACT INFO

c/o Rugby School, Lawrence Sheriff Street

Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22 5EH

01788 556203

dre@rugbyschool.net

© Festival on The Close 2021