Chudleigh Arts Festival 2021 programme to be announced soon!




Festival performances are as follows:


(Bear in mind there are additional performances of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC on 4 & 5 September)




Booking is only available in advance.


This is how it works:


all seating will be placed in socially-distanced booking bubbles.  Please make sure everyone you are booking for is in the same bubble as you if you wish to be seated together.


When we receive your request, we will allocate your seats.  Upon confirmation of payment, we will issue an e-ticket.



An advance refreshment order form will also be available. Please make your ticket request here:


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Chudleigh Arts Festival 2020 Memories...




Formerly known as KIT & THE WIDOW, Kit Hesketh-Harvey – veteran of Radio 4’s ‘Just A Minute’ – and James McConnel write and perform original comedy cabaret songs, on any subject, ranging from Jeremy Corbyn to Wet Wipes.  Currently resident at London’s THE PHEASANTRY, Kit & McC also prowl theatres and festivals up and down the UK – including the  Edinburgh Festival every year.

Nominated for 2015 ‘London Cabaret Award’

“The duo make beautiful musical comedy together… Catch this splendid show”.
(London Evening Standard)
“I could barely write for laughing most of the time…”
(British Theatre Guide – Edinburgh Festival)
“Comic geniuses…” (Cabaret Scenes)


Sat 11th Sep 5pm & 8pm

All tickets £15.00



Following last year's inventive high-spirited THE COMEDY OF ERRORS. Kickline returns with another unusual take on a Shakespearean legend!

Three witches and Macbeth whisk up a fever dream of witchcraft and wickedness!

The play begins as the sun sets, and the play journeys to the heart of darkness.






fri 17th & Sat 18th Sep 8pm

Tickets £7.50  


Photos from last year's The Comedy Of Errors





Thu 16th Sep 7pm

All tickets £7.50





Set in the delightful Orchard Gardens, Opera al Fresco offer a dizzying melange of highlights from comic, serious and pastoral opera and operetta.


The quartet, under the musical direction of Paul McLure, will whisk you away to the realms of operatic fantasy, with a few giggles along the way!


In non-Covid times,  the members of Opera al Fresco form part of the Staircase Opera Company.  The company is well known around Devon for their entertaining Opera Scenes concerts, and for their highly dramatic productions of Britten's Turn of the Screw and in the past 4 years, Menotti's The Medium, and The Consul.  




Sun 19th Sep 7pm

Tickets £7.50  




The heartfelt wail of the blues; the sultry heat of the campfire; the crazy swirl of the bal musette,
all fused together ​with virtuosity and passion in the melting pot of 1930’s Paris: the result was gypsy jazz.
Now ‘LA VIE EN ROSE’ play this exuberant, toe-tapping music with a swing and joie-de-vivre as fresh today
​as when Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli first conjured it from the back streets of Pigalle.

' L A  V I E  E N  R O S E ' . . . five musicians with wide-ranging individual backgrounds in classical music, traditional jazz, rock, blues, country, ragtime and roots, pulled together by the shared pleasure of gypsy jazz and hot swing.



Sun 12th Sep 7pm

All tickets £10.00



Send in the clowns! 


It's Stephen Sondheim's lush romantic musical comedy, performed in a glorious garden setting.  


This show has an interval.  Orchard Cafe & Gardens will be licensed to sell wines and spirits during the Arts Festival this year.











Fri 17th Sep 10pm

Sun 12th Sep 3pm

Tickets £10.00



Here is our festival risk assessment

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Chudleigh Arts Festival 2021