The Bath Festival 2022: when is music and literature festival, how to get tickets, and full list of events
After a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, The Bath Festival is back right now.
and live on Freeview channel 276
The eight-day event that celebrates culture through books, panel talks and live music is about to begin.
Whether it is people sharing motivational stories of overcoming tribulations, beautiful melodic violin performances, or talks with authors about their books - there is something for everyone.
Here is everything you need to know about The Bath Festival 2022.
When is The Bath Festival 2022?
The festival is back with an activity and fun-filled eight day event.
Taking place from Friday, 13 May until it concludes on Saturday, 21 May.
Where is it being held?
It is to no one’s surprise that The Bath Festival 2022 takes place in nowhere else but the beautiful city of Bath.
The many events that are set to take place throughout the festival will take place in a number of different entertainment venues, book shops and museums across the city.
Here are the details of the more popular venues used for The Bath Festival 2022:
- The Assembly Rooms (BA1 2QH)
- Bath Royal Literary Scientific Institution (BA1 2HN)
- The Holburne Museum (BA2 4DB)
- Walcot House (BA1 5BG)
- Komedia (BA1 1EP)
- and several more…
How do I get tickets to the festival?
Tickets to attend The Bath Festival range from totally free-of-charge to as much as around £40.
This is because it varies from event to event, so for a better picture, take a look at our list of events with prices below this section.
For more information about booking to attend The Bath Festival 2022, visit the official website.
*Please note that even for events that require no entry fee, you may still need to book or reserve your place in advance.
What events and shows are taking place during The Bath Festival in 2022?
The following are examples of events taking place on each day of the eight day event:
Friday, 13 May
- Party In The City: Queen Square, Parade Gardens - FREE entry
Saturday, 14 May
- Janice Hallett: The Assembly Rooms - £10 per ticket
- Bath Blitz Walking Tour: Orange Grove - £15 per ticket
- Harriet Evans: Literature Lounge - £9 per ticket
- We Are Family: The Assembly Rooms: - £10 per ticket
- The Festival Hub: Queen Square, Parade Gardens - FREE entry
- Creative Writing Saying More With Less: Persephone Bookshop - £20 per ticket
Sunday, 15 May
Monday, 16 May
- Classical music performance by Laura van der Heijden: The Holburne Museum - £15 per ticket
- The BBC at 100: Bath Royal Literary Scientific Institution - £8 per ticket
- Girls Support Girls: Komedia - £7 per ticket
- La Voix Humaine Performance: Secret Location - £33 per ticket
- Bath Festival Orchestra: Roman Baths - £10-25 per ticket
Tuesday, 17 May
- Classical music performance from Jeneba Kanneh-Mason: The Holburne Museum - £15 per ticket
- Rugby, Dementia and the Fight of My Life: Walcot House - £9 per ticket
- Jess Gillam Ensemble: Komedia - £15-25 per ticket
- Bath To Fleet Street: Dorothy House Bookshop - FREE entry
- Penguin Michael Joseph Proof Party: The Francis Hotel - £15 per ticket
Wednesday, 18 May
- Classical music performance by Ariel Lanyi: The Holburne Museum - £15 per ticket
- Greek Myths Retold: Bath Royal Literary Scientific Institution - £8 per ticket
- Bath Spa Anthology Readings: Forum Coffee House - FREE entry
- Organ and trumpet performance by Aaron Akugbo and John Kitchen: Bath Abbey - £15 per ticket
- Performance by Empirical: Masonic Hall - £15 per ticket
Thursday, 19 May
- Classical music performance by Irene Duval and Sam Armstrong: The Holburne Museum - £15 per ticket
- Constable A Portrait: The Holburne Museum - £9 per ticket
- Nick Butter Running The World: Walcot House - £9 per ticket
- British Democracy On Trial: Bath Royal Literary Scientific Institution - £8 per ticket
- Letters To Gwen John: The Holburne Museum - £9 per ticket
Friday, 20 May
- Classical music performance by Ryan Corbett: The Holburne Museum - £15 per ticket
- Dinner with Joseph Johnson: Bath Royal Literary Scientific Institution - £8 per ticket
- Women On Top A Big Night Out: The Forum - £18 per ticket
- Drumming with Colin Currie Group and Synergy Vocals: Bath Abbey - £15-30 per ticket
- Mad Dog McCrea: Komedia - £19.50 per ticket
Saturday, 21 May
- Elizabeth Day: Walcot House - £9 per ticket
- Violin performance by Jonian Ilias Kadesha: The Holburne Museum - £15 per ticket
- First Casualty: Bath Royal Literary Scientific Institution - £8 per ticket
- Around The World In 10 Books: The Holburne Museum - £9 per ticket
- Consone Quartet performance: St Swithin’s Church: £15-20 per ticket
It does not end there. There are tens of other events taking place throughout the festival that were not mentioned. For the full exhaustive list of events at The Bath Festival 2022, visit the official website.
How can I get to Bath from Bristol?
As this festival is not within the city-region of Bristol, locals who wish to attend will need to take the short trip to Bath.
Bath is only around 12 miles away from Bristol City Centre, and you will have the opportunity to travel there via car, bus or train.
According to travel experts Rome2Rio, the recommended form of transport is by train as it is the fastest and not too expensive.
The train fare will set you back between £6-8, visit the Great Western Railway website for further details.
If you decide to make your own way by car, the 13 mile journey can take you from as short as 25 mins to over half-an-hour - which is not too long.
The estimated fuel cost is only £3-4.