Chiltern Arts 2022 Season

Festival Weekend: 25th–26th February 2022 
Festival Week: 14th–21st May 2022

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Escape to another world with Chiltern Arts in 2022...

Imagine entering a darkened church. Shimmering golden-green lights illuminate pillars and windows, and quiet forest sounds bring the world around them to life. The place is imbued with magic, and it feels as though one has stepped into another world entirely. 

A concert experience like no other, and unforgettable performances from some of the UK’s top musicians, often interwoven with spoken poetry and readings. Fairy trails and a poetry and colouring competition all waiting for you in 2022. 

When planning the 2022 Festival we asked ourselves what we thought it might be that was needed after many months of being in and out of lockdown, being unable to travel and spending much of our time worrying about the future. The answer we settled upon was this: events and activities that allow you to take a step out of the daily grind, encourage you to reconnect with friends and family and whisk you away to discover the musical experiences you’ve been missing.

Inspired by the wonderful, magical world of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, we bring you a programme of music, art and literature that features artists including Tenebrae, Jeneba Kanneh-Mason, Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita, Sean Shibe and many more.

It’s been a difficult couple of years for everyone, and we are more grateful than ever to all our members, sponsors and funders for their support in helping make this Festival a reality. 

We can’t wait to welcome you to these very special events for what will be our fifth season. Thank you, as ever, for your support.

Naomi Taylor, Chiltern Arts Creative Director

Covid-19 Precautions and Policies

The safety of our audience, staff and artists at Chiltern Arts events is our top priority – right next to your enjoyment of the event of course! We will be following current government and venue guidelines, as well as putting our own risk assessments in place to put together our guidelines for our upcoming events.

Please note that these guidelines may change as the current situation changes; ticketholders will be informed of any changes prior to the event.

Click the titles below to read our Covid-19 Policies and our Promise to You with regard to cancellations.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.

  • Chiltern Arts asks that all audience members consider taking a Lateral Flow Test prior to attending our events.

  • Chiltern Arts staff and volunteers will be wearing masks at all events, and strongly encourage audience members to wear masks at all times except when consuming refreshments

  • Tickets, drinks and programmes (where applicable) are available to purchase online prior to the event as well as on the day, to encourage minimal handling of cash and to reduce queues on the day

  • No postal tickets will be available to avoid unnecessary handling of paperwork

  • E-tickets (printed at home or on a phone screen) will be scanned upon arrival; printed tickets will not be collected to avoid unnecessary handling of paperwork

  • If you are displaying symptoms of Covid-19, are waiting for test results or have received a positive test in the past 6 days and have not received two consecutive negative LFT results, Chiltern Arts asks that you do not attend

  • Chiltern Arts reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone whom we believe to be failing to comply with this policy