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A floating stage. The biggest names in music and comedy. Black ties. Sharp suits. Designer dresses. Celebrity chefs’ pop-up restaurants. Champagne sipped beside the Thames. An armada of pleasure boats. Dance. Street theatre. Art, sculpture and roving eccentrica. Explosions of flowers. Echoes of laughter. Fireworks. And more fireworks. Late night parties. Generous servings of decadence, garnished with sophistication. Welcome to Henley Festival – where more is more.

A magical annual event etched in the diaries and imaginations of those in the know, Henley Festival is your exclusive pass to five nights of unrivalled revelry. Taking place the week after the Henley Regatta, it’s one of the biggest and best-loved arts festivals in the UK.

It’s also a festival like no other. Henley’s unquestionable edge of elegance, extraordinary atmosphere and attention to detail sets it leagues apart from the rest of the festival calendar.

So, come. Taste it. The candles have been lit. The glasses have been polished. The stage has been set. Soon you’ll be dancing beneath the stars at the sharpest event of the summer. The finest entertainment, first-class food and premium performance are ready to be served… The pleasure’s all yours.


Henley Festival also has a secret. Another layer that not many people know about. It’s not just about feeling good – it’s about doing good too. The festival is actually a not-for-profit organisation that supports and promotes projects that inspire and transform the lives of young people, groups at risk and those with special needs. From 2014 we are delighted newly to be working in partnership with the leading British charity, The Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts. Established in 2006, The Prince’s Foundation reaches out to children from areas of social and economic disadvantage and introduces them to inspirational, life-changing arts experiences. The initiative also empowers teachers to bring the arts into classrooms with confidence, by creating high quality resource materials and offering intensive arts-based training and development. For more information visit

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