The internationally renowned Iford Arts Festival takes place for 2019 in the glamorous Banqueting Room of the Guildhall, Bath and in the glorious grounds (rarely open to the public) of Belcombe Court, Bradford-on-Avon, near Bath in the South West of England.
Captivating and intimate Opera performances will be staged in-the-round for an audience of 240 in a stupendous geodesic dome at Belcombe Court, and are sung in English.
Popular and informal free flowing promenades together with seated concerts complete the festival programme. All events offer a chance to relax over a pre-show picnic, whilst enjoying the peaceful tranquillity of the C18th grounds and gardens of Belcombe Court with views across the valley.
Prior to 2019 the festival took 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.
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.
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.