History

Fire Garden, 2012

The Festival blazed into life in July 1973. Since then, over a million people have enjoyed outstanding performances of theatre, dance, film and every kind of music, plus literary events and the visual arts. From mid-May to early June each year, the beautiful and historic city of Salisbury is transformed as people flock to the Festival, enjoying both ticketed events and free performances.

Visit our archive section for Festival highlights over the years.

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