Welcome to Deal Music and Arts Festival 2024.
The information below gives full details of all the exciting events taking place including ticket prices and link to book.

Alternatively, to go straight to the box office, please click the Box Office button below.

Tickets are also available in person from the Astor Theatre, Stanhope Road, Deal or by phone 01304 370 220 (Mon-Fri 10am-2pm and Sat 9am-1pm)

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Festival Calendar

4 July
6:00 pm
Linden Hall Studio

Festival Launch

To launch this year’s festival, highlights of the Tony Nandi ARPS Photographic Award will be on show and presentations made to the winners.
5 July
10:30 am
Free

Town Takeover

Deal Music and Arts will be presenting pop-up music in the High Street, Market Car Park and in fact anywhere there’s space for performance!
5 July
1:00 pm
The Astor Theatre

Gabrielė Sutkutė

A delightful lunchtime concert by this outstanding young Lithuanian pianist, winner of the 1st prize at the Chappell Medal Piano Competition in 2023.
5 July
8:00 pm
St George's Church
Smugglers Stage

Baque Luar and Gamelan Lila Cita

In collaboration with the popular East Kent-based Smugglers Festival, here are performances from two exciting world music groups: a celebration of union through music.
6 July
10:00 am
The Astor Theatre

The Koala who Could

Experienced dancer and workshop leader, Becca Townley, from Loop Dance Company gives a lively, interactive dance workshop for children aged 3-8.
6 July
10:30 am
Free

Town Takeover

Deal Music and Arts will be presenting pop-up music in the High Street, Market Car Park and in fact anywhere there’s space for performance!
6 July
11:00 am
The Cleary Hall, Landmark Centre
Poetry Day

Poetry Readings

Hosted and curated by Jacob Sam-La Rose, poets working at the forefront of contemporary poetry perform their work across the day.
6 July
1:00 pm
The Cleary Hall, Landmark Centre

Richard Mackenzie

Richard MacKenzie is hailed as “one of the rising stars of the British lute scene” by Early Music Today.
6 July
5:00 pm
Linden Hall Studio

Poetry and Music 2

Performance poetry by Jacob Sam-La Rose interwoven with arrangements of Bach’s Goldberg Variations for viola and cello, as well as contemporary music.
6 July
7:00 pm
St George's Church

National Youth Jazz Orchestra Latin Collective

Back by popular demand, some of the most talented young jazz musicians in the UK will bring their 14-piece collective to perform a high-tempo Latin-infused programme.
7 July
2:30 pm
St Andrew's Church

Chaps Choir

Say goodbye to the male voice choir most would recognise and hello to Chaps Choir.
7 July
7:30 pm
The Astor Theatre

Jeremy Sassoon’s MOJO

A foot-stomping, barn-storming celebration of some of the most iconic and best-loved musicians of Jewish origin.
8 July
11:00 am
St Andrew's Church
Free

Trois Dames Très Spéciales

Bridget Tizzard (soprano), Floriane Peycelon (violin), Keren Starer-Shaw (cello) and John Harper (piano) perform beautiful trios.
8 July
1:00 pm
Deal Town Hall

Toward the Sea

Lizzie Knatt Recorders (DMA Young Artist in Association) and Declan Hickey Guitar give a concert inspired by the sea.
8 July
6:00 pm
Free

Afterwork Tunes

Enjoy music from local musicians with an early evening drink.
8 July
7:30 pm
The Astor Theatre

The Fidelio Trio

The “virtuosic Fidelio Trio” (Sunday Times) consists of Darragh Morgan, violin, Tim Gill, cello and Mary Dullea, piano.
9 July
1:00 pm
St Clement's Church

Ryan Corbett – Accordion

Described as one of Scotland's most exciting musicians, Ryan performs arrangements of works by Bach, Rameau, Mendelssohn and others.
9 July
1:00 pm

Chineke!

Through world-class concert performances, Chineke! creates opportunities for established and up-and-coming Black and ethnically diverse classical musicians.
9 July
3:00 pm
The Astor Theatre

Lomea

Lizzie Knatt Recorders (DMA Young Artist in Association) and James Batty Keyboards give a concert of baroque and contemporary music.
9 July
5:00 pm
The Astor Theatre

The Quest for Arthur

Lord Gawain Douglas, poet and musician, suggests that while the once and future king may have been a warrior chief who fought against Saxon invaders, in Arthur's case myth is mightier than fact.
9 July
6:00 pm
Walmer Castle Pub
Free

Afterwork Tunes

Enjoy music from local musicians with an early evening drink.
9 July
7:30 pm
Walmer Castle

Henry V

The Changeling Theatre Company perform William Shakespeare's masterpiece.
10 July
10:00 am
Meet at Deal Pier entrance

Plastic

Join Helen, Lizzie, and members of ‘Deal With It’ for a beach clean and then a workshop, informal performance and a round-table discussion.
10 July
1:45 pm
St Andrew's Church

Salomé Quartet

The Salomé Quartet are quickly establishing a reputation as one of UK’s most exciting young string quartets.
10 July
6:00 pm
Walmer Castle Pub
Free

Afterwork Tunes

Enjoy music from local musicians with an early evening drink.
10 July
7:30 pm
The Astor Theatre

Lucy Crowe & Anna Tilbrook

Don’t miss the chance to see radiant soprano Lucy Crowe, the new President of Deal Music and Arts, in a brilliant programme covering composers from Handel to Cole Porter.
11 July
1:00 pm
Deal Town Hall

Jack Hancher

A rising star of the classical guitar, Jack’s programme features Satie, Debussy, Ravel and a piece by our Composer-in-Residence Florence Anna Maunders.
11 July
8:00 pm
The Lighthouse Pub

Sultan Stevenson Trio

Sultan Stevenson is one of London’s most exciting young jazz musicians. In 2020 he emerged onto the jazz scene with a new artistic voice.
12 July
1:00 pm
Deal Town Hall

Junyan Chen

Following her acclaimed Wigmore Hall début last year, Chinese pianist Junyan Chen gives a performance including works by Schubert, Liszt and Composer-in-Residence Florence Anna Maunders.
12 July
5:45 pm
Linden Hall Studio

French Film Festival – Franz

The finale of our French film festival, Jacques Brel’s popular 1971 film set in a Belgian seaside boarding house for civil servants recovering from surgery and maladies.
12 July
8:00 pm
The Astor Theatre

Barbara – La Solitude

Following the film ‘Franz’, Jessica Walker’s show Barbara - La Solitude explores the extraordinary life and work of one of the greatest singer-songwriters of the 20th century.
13 July
11:00 am
St Clement's Church

Times and Seasons: Bach and the Organ

In this concert by one of Kent’s leading organists Paul Stubbings, the incomparable atmosphere of St Clement’s provides the backdrop for some of Bach's sublime music.
13 July
1:00 pm
St George's Church

Brandenburg Concertos 1, 2, and 3

Brandenburg Concertos 1, 2, and 3. This critically acclaimed British chamber music ensemble perform the first set of Bach’s well-loved concertos.
14 July
7:30 pm
The Astor Theatre

Kuljit Bhamra & Kadialy Kouyate Performance

A celebratory duo performance of Senegalese and Indian music. Kuljit, the UK’s leading proponent of classical and popular forms of Indian music is joined by Kadialy, a celebrated performer of West African music.