Scotland’s largest rural performing arts festival is a 10 Day Performing Arts Festival that takes place across Dumfries & Galloway each May.

Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival is Scotland’s largest rural performing arts Festival. For the past 44 years we have brought world class theatre, music, dance, comedy and spoken word to audiences across our beautiful region, enriching the lives of our communities through the transformative power and joy of the performing arts. We hope that you enjoyed our 2023 programme, an intriguing and inspirational mix of leading well-known national companies and performers alongside the talent, expertise and passion of both up-and-coming and established local artists.

As Dumfries and Galloway’s only regionwide performing arts organisation, as well as this Festival, we also provide a wide range of programmes and activities through the rest of the year. If you would like more information about the opportunities we offer, or would like to explore ways in which you could place the performing arts at the heart of your local community, please contact us: