Welcome to the Deal Festival of Music and the Arts website
The beautiful and historic surroundings of Deal, Sandwich and Dover on England's south coast are home to the award winning Deal Music & Arts (formerly Deal Festival of Music and the Arts). In addition to its year-round education programmes, Deal Music & Arts presents an annual summer Festival that celebrates great classical and contemporary music from some of the world's finest music-makers, as well as literature, theatre, opera, cinema, dance and the visual arts. All of this is done in a range of eclectic venues from theatres to castles and from historic gardens to ancient churches.
2017 marked the arts organisation’s thirty-fifth anniversary, and in 2018 it officially changed its name to reflect its increased public work. Today it is one of the landmarks of the English music festival scene and a treasured East Kent institution, bringing music and arts to its community as well as supporting the local economy.
Deal Music & Arts is proud to be able to present the programme of activities that it does - one that dares to be that bit different and is happy to be truly engaging and friendly. Deal Music & Arts is fortunate to receive the support of so many trusts, foundations, individuals and organisations, not least Arts Council England, whose significant support for both festival and education work is critical. Enjoy!