The internationally renowned Iford Arts Festival takes place in the exquisite Peto Garden of Iford Manor, near Bath in the South West of England. The award-winning garden and its intimate and unique performance spaces combine to create a magical experience.
Captivating and intimate Opera performances are staged in-the-round for an audience of 90 in the miniature Italianate cloister and are all sung in English.
Popular and informal free flowing promenades together with seated cloister concerts complete the festival programme. All events offer a chance to relax over a pre-show picnic, whilst enjoying the peaceful tranquillity of the Peto Garden as the river Frome gently meanders through the Iford valley.
The Iford music Festival Season near Bath is promoted by Iford Arts, a registered charity whose aims are to promote, improve, develop and maintain public education and the appreciation of the performing arts, particularly in the gardens of Iford Manor.
Iford Arts engages and nurtures emerging professional artists who perform site-appropriate works in an exceptionally intimate setting. We provide a musical environment that stimulates young people to appreciate the joy of being involved in live music. We encourage the participation of local people in the production and staging of operatic and other live music events. Education Outreach.