Windsor Festival aspires to be amongst the premier Music and Arts Festivals in the UK, playing an important part in the cultural life of our community and reflecting our special position as a royal town.
We aim to achieve this by:
- Promoting high quality performances in music and the arts.
- Providing a diverse range of cultural events which engages the enthusiasm, interest and support of a broad cross-section of our communities by:
- encouraging young people to participate in cultural events, helping develop their talents and providing them with performance opportunities.
- working with local Schools to inspire musical and artistic appreciation and achievement by their pupils.
- providing those living within our area with easy access to a high quality annual programme of cultural events,
- embedding the Festival in the local community, such that participation and activity is generated in parallel and independent of the Festival itself.
- Ensuring the wider and international appeal of the Festival by:
- giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy cultural events in the unique and historic venues within a unique royal town
- promoting the Windsor Festival International String Competition to be recognised as the premium string competition of its kind in the world, and giving aspiring young musicians a global platform to promote their careers.
- Maintaining an efficient governance and administrative structure
- Working closely and imaginatively with sponsors, benefactors and supporters to secure long-term finances to be sustainable through to 2020 and beyond.
Her Majesty The Queen has graciously consented to the Festival holding events in the Waterloo Chamber, Windsor Castle and the Royal Chapel, Windsor Great Park.
Festival events are held in St.George’s Chapel and the Vicars' Hall by kind permission of the Dean and Canons of Windsor; the Provost and Fellows of Eton allow Festival events to take place in Eton College Chapel and the Music Schools.
Concerts take place with permission from the Parish Church concerts committee and Windsor Royal Shopping.
Photographs of The Round Tower, Parish Church, and Guildhall are reproduced by the kind permission of The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.
Photographs from The Royal Collection reproduced by the kind permission of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II © 2003.
Although artists and programme were correct when going to press, Windsor Festival Society Ltd. is unable to accept responsibility for any alterations. If, for reasons beyond the control of the Society, an event has to be cancelled, tickets are non-refundable.
The use of videos or cameras of any type (including those available on mobile phones) is not permitted inside any Festival venue and the use of mobile phones is strongly discouraged at Festival venues. Festival staff reserve the right to confiscate any recording equipment so as to protect the intellectual property rights of the performers and enforce UK copyright law.