A photograph of four students smiling and laughing around a piano, whilst a workshop leader holds a microphone

The Festival On The Close makes a grand return in June 2022, with a programme full of horribly exciting activity.

Watch this space for announcements about how you can 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!

IN AID OF CANCER RESEARCH UK

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.

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

Previous Festival Events Have Included…

SHOWSTOPPER!

THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL

THE CANCER RESEARCH UK

COMEDY NIGHT

HOMETOWN GLORY

NATALIE BLACK as ADELE

STOMP

WORKSHOPS

GRAVITY & GIBBON

A DANCE THEATRE DOUBLE BILL

NATIONAL YOUTH

JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Contact Us

Macready Theatre

Lawrence Sheriff Street, Rugby, CV22 5EJ

T: 01788 556203

E: dettie@macreadytheatre.co.uk

© Festival on The Close 2022