St Ives September Festival

WELCOME BACK! The 2021 St Ives September Festival – our annual 15-day extravaganza of music and arts – will take place from September 11 to 25. Following the unavoidable cancellation of last year’s Festival, we are all set to return this year.

The 2021 Festival has been organised in a much shorter timescale and with a smaller team but we have an extensive programme of music, theatre, films, Open Studios, exhibitions, workshops and so much more – and there is still time to take part! If you would like your performance event, exhibition or workshop to be part of this year’s Festival please email us at

There have been difficulties to overcome to get our show back on the road but we are good to go so please continue to follow the guidelines, stay safe and enjoy the 2021 St Ives September Festival.

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Please follow us on St Ives September Festival Facebook for all the latest Festival news.
The dates for future years’ Festivals are:
2022: 10th – 24th
2023: 9th – 23rd
2024: 14th – 28th
2025: 13th – 27th

A message from our Arts Patron:

The Leach Pottery is honoured to support the St Ives September Festival as their Arts Patron for 2021. Since our foundation in 1920, we have supported the creative arts in St Ives. It is especially fitting that we can renew our historic connections and come together once again to champion our shared values of artistic collaboration and exchange.
We invite everyone to join in with our Leach 100+1 celebrations and visit us during what is set to be a fantastic festival.

Libby Buckley, Leach Pottery Director