Welcome to Penkhull Festival
Established in 1966, Penkhull Festival is a classical music and arts festival which takes place in Stoke-on-Trent each September. The festival's home is the historic Domesday village of Penkhull, surrounded by the rolling countryside of the Staffordshire moorlands.
Performers in recent years have included Voces8, the Tippett Quartet, Robert Thompson, Swansea Bach Choir, Jocelyn Freeman, Thomas Isherwood, Jonathan Fisher, Miriam Wakeling, Christopher Guild, and Equinox Saxophone Ensemble.
We hope you enjoy exploring the website, and look forward to welcoming you to one of our events.
Penkhull Festival 2021 - a sneak peek
This September, we welcome renowned pianist Simon Callaghan, the effervescent Equinox Saxophone Ensemble, and the fabulous National Youth Choir of Great Britain, directed by choral conductor Greg Hallam.
Equinox Saxophone Ensemble
National Youth Chamber Choir of Great Britain
Penkhull Festival has enjoyed support from...
Festival President: Voces8
Penkhull Festival is proud to be associated with Trent Art Gallery in Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Rob Pointon: Diagonal Rhythms, Middleport Pottery
News, messages and events
Voces8 Foundation Live From London - Spring
Following on from the success of their first Live From London online concert series, Voces8 Foundation have announced a Spring festival, featuring Penkhull Festival Presidents Voces8, Apollo5, Joanna MacGregor and more. Details can be found here.
Covid-19 Update 23 January 2021
We hope that all of our festival supporters are safe and well. The Festival's committee is continuing to meet regularly and plan for 2021 and beyond. There is still much uncertainty around live music performances. Please check back here for more updates. We very much hope to hold our Festival this September, and, if restrictions allow, will hold all events in a fully Covid-secure and safe way.