The 2017 Music and Drama Festival takes place from 13 to 31 March 2017.
Below are some highlights from this year's festival. Please see the full festival programme(pdf, 1163KB) for details on how to book each event. Events marked as 'Special Events' can be booked via our online booking system.
Launching the 2017 Music and Drama Festival with a showcase of special perfomances curated for the festival.
A charming show featuring puppetry, an enchanting soundscape and beautiful storytelling about friendship, told from a child's perspective.
Performances last 45 minutes (no interval).
Haydn’s musical celebration of the creation story offers some of the most optimistic and life-affirming music ever composed. Suffused with symphonic ambition, its inventive use of wind instruments, stunning arias and climatic choruses ensures its continuing popularity amongst audiences worldwide.
Vivaldi’s sacred masterpiece Gloria rightly enjoys a similar love and affection among singers, instrumentalists and audiences.
'I am delighted to give my support to this new Music and Drama Festival. It is wonderful to see such talent being given a platform in Richmond and I look forward to the events taking place in the autumn.'
Music and Drama Festival Patron
Updated: 20 February 2017