14 October 2017 - 4 November 2017


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Explore Canterbury Festival

Canterbury Festival is dedicated to reaching new audiences, encouraging participation, providing opportunities for learning and making sure everyone can be a part of the biggest Arts Festival in the region.

Made in Kent is the Festival’s framework for providing opportunities for Kent-based performers to feature in the Festival under each of the art forms represented in the programme. The scheme demonstrates a commitment from the Festival to finding, developing and showcasing local emerging talent.

Our year-round programme includes work with young people, artists, educators and our audiences, encouraging engagement with the arts in general for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Please explore the Learning and Participation pages of our website to find out more about the work we do, and for further details on how to get involved please contact Liz Flynn at Liz@canterburyfestival.co.uk

Arts Award Supporter Logo

The Festival is an Arts Award supporter, offering experiences and opportunities for young people up to the age of 25 to achieve Arts Award. For more information on the support offered, from ticket deals to workshops and much more, please click the logo for more information

Our 2016 Projects

Canterbury Festival's 'Made In Kent'

Young Muscians’ Bursary Scheme 
Schools' Poetry Competition
- MIK Young Critic Scheme 
MIK Theatre Competition   
- MIK Stand Up Comic 
- Track Record
- LINK 2016 

Past Participation Projects


- Young Muscians’ Bursary Scheme
- Track Record Music Competition 
- Schools' Poetry Competition
- MIK Young Critic Scheme 
- MIK Theatre Competition
- LINK 2015


- Festival Fringe Development Programme
- Young Musicians' Bursary

- School’s Poetry Competition


- Festival Fringe Development Programme
Young Muscians’ Bursary Scheme
Schools' Poetry Competition
Canterbury Laureate
Young Critics


Wise Words Laureate Programme
Young Musician’s Bursary Scheme
Schools' Poetry Competition