About the Festival

The Great Yarmouth Arts Festival is an annual celebration in Norfolk, England, uniting artists, musicians, and performers to showcase their talents. Over several summer days, attendees enjoy a diverse program, including concerts, exhibitions, workshops, and theatrical productions. From classical to jazz, folk to experimental theatre, the festival offers something for everyone in unique venues, creating a vibrant atmosphere for locals and visitors alike.

History of the Festival

The Great Yarmouth Arts Festival traces its roots back to a simple yet powerful idea: raising funds for the Great Yarmouth Minster Preservation Trust. However, during the inaugural meeting with a group of passionate artists, one of them boldly declared, “You will not make money out of art.” Undeterred, the festival’s vision expanded beyond mere financial goals. It embraced not only visual art but also music, theatre, films, and heritage.