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Featuring an incredible range of music from classical, opera, contemporary and jazz, comedy, history and more!

Nevill Holt is proud to welcome a lineup of internationally renowned artists to Leicestershire this June for the inaugural Nevill Holt Festival.

The 2024 Festival is themed around four strands of programming: Opera, Concerts, Conversations and Performances, with Visual Arts exhibitions running alongside each strand. It will take place in June across Nevill Holt’s award-winning theatre, medieval chapel and the beautifully landscaped grounds of the 13th century Nevill Holt Estate. Welcoming 150 artists and musicians, premiering six original commissions, engaging more than 2000 young people in creative projects, mentoring 40 emerging musicians, championing 10 emerging singers, and providing reduced-price ticketing opportunities for hundreds of young audience members. A parallel education programme will see 2,000 young people from across the region participate in creative projects alongside leading professional artists.

Highlights Include:


The Magic Flute directed by Melly Still and conducted by Finnegan Downie Dear, in partnership with Britten Sinfonia orchestra. Saturday 1, Sunday 2, Tuesday 4, Thursday 6,Friday 7, Saturday 8, Sunday 9 June.


Throughout the festival, a major exhibition of Anthony Caro’s sculpture, one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century will be curated across the Nevill Holt estate alongside an outdoor sculpture collection including work by Antony Gormley, Rachel Whiteread, Allen Jones, Conrad Shawcross, Marc Quinn and Sean Henry 1-26 June.


The Britten Sinfonia will perform new work by Benjamin Kwasi-Burrel and Sergey Akhunov, followed by Max Richter's version of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons accompanied by David Yarrow photography. Friday 7 June.

For the 50th anniversary of Noël Coward’s death, Nicky Spence (BBC Music Magazine’s Personality of the Year 2022), Mary Bevan (UK Critics Circle Award for Exceptional Young Talent) and Joseph Middleton (Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artist Award) will collaborate on the premiere of A Most Marvellous Party, featuring songs by Coward and his contemporaries. Friday 14 June, Sunday 16 June.


Ronnie Scott’s All Stars will present an exhilarating history of Britain’s most iconic jazz club in The Ronnie Scott’s Story. Saturday 22 June.


Michael Morpurgo will perform passages from his iconic novel, War Horse, with musical accompaniment from Ben Murray. Saturday 15 June.


Jason Byrne will present his latest show, No Show. Sunday 23 June

Full lineup information & Tickets can be found at