Brighouse Arts Festival

Brighouse Arts Festival


We’re sure everyone is aware of the unusual and difficult times coronavirus has placed us in. As organisers of the Brighouse Arts Festival our mains priorities are the safety of our audiences, volunteers and artists. We are also aware of the safety requirements for our partner churches, libraries and community halls, and the social sanctions in place throughout Calderdale.

We can assure you that it is our intention to run the Festival just as soon as it is safe to do so. We are therefore looking forward to October 2021! We just need to settle on dates, liaise with artists, and see how things go.

Please keep an eye on the website and social media for updates. All tickets will be valid for the postponed 2020 events.

For now, we hope you remain safe, and look forward to when we can re-launch our programme later this year.



The Brighouse Festival sees Brighouse playing host to some high profile and successful performers. The Festival is being hosted at a number of venues across Brighouse including The Central Methodist Church, The Smith Art Gallery and Library, The Salvation Army Citadel and St. Martin’s Parish Church in addition to which a number of small and large businesses are also offering events. Further events and activities will be announced over the coming months and a programme of activity will be available in the near future which will include details of how to obtain tickets for the modestly priced events. However, the good news is though that some of the events will be free to attend.

Our aim is to have a larger impact on the arts and community. After our successful arts festival last year, we are looking to develop on community and professional works presented at the festival. With new arts activities and high quality artistic events throughout our arts festival.

Our program of events includes theatre, music, literature, dance, photography and crafts. We will look for innovative ways of engaging with the public to introduce local people to great art; which will inspire and create activities which bring people together.

Brighouse Arts Festival Website: to book online.

See highlights from the 2017 event here

Arts for Brighouse currently organises an annual 7 day Brighouse Arts Festival. In 2018 we programmed events which attracted over 1,400 active audience members and an online outreach to 120,000 people. The festival brings Art, Theatre, Literature and Music and an array of artistic activities together that are easily accessible to the general public.