It is with enormous sadness and heavy hearts that we have taken the decision to cancel Holt Festival this year.  It is a joyful celebration of the arts that we all look forward to and gives pleasure to so many people, but with the rapidly spreading pandemic and the threat of it continuing well into the summer, we feel that cancellation is the only sensible course of action.

Although the performances are cancelled, the Sir John Hurt and the Sworders Art Prizes are still going ahead. As a result of Covid19 the deadline for submissions has been extended until midnight on Monday 1st September. The shortlisted entries will then be published on the website by which time it is hoped the details of a physical exhibition can be announced.

If you have any questions please do get in touch and remember to sign-up to our mailing list for the latest festival news.

We trust that there will be better times ahead and that the festival will be back next year from Sunday 25 to Saturday 31 July 2021. 

Holt Festival Trustees

Holt Festival would like to thank the following organisations for their support:

Gresham’s School
Bakers & Larners of Holt
Butcher Andrews
Art & Antiques Appraisals
Norfolk Cottages
Hayes + Storr
M+A Partners
MHA Larking Gowen
Brown & Shipley
Ollands Transport
Sworders Auctioneers
The Feathers
The Tannery
Toll Barn Vets
Back to the Garden
Bedfords
Brown & Co Cockertons
Holiday Cottages
Kelling Heath
Ken Jones Computer Services
Ketts Country Cottages
Love Holt
Lovell Homes
Smith & Pinching