Take an art detour around Margate to discover exhibitions, performances, workshops, talks and experiences.

Whether you’re an adventurous art-goer looking for something new and unique, or a family looking for an alternative day out, Margate Festival presents familiar places in a new light and reveals a side of the town you might not have seen before.

Keep in touch with us on social media, and post your about your unique art adventure across Margate using the hashtag #MargateSeeking

Who’s behind the festival?

Margate Festival is a partnership between Festival Producers Threshold Studios, Kent County Council, Turner Contemporary and Dreamland Margate. Principal funding for Margate Festival has come from the National Lottery through Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts scheme. The festival has also gratefully received support from Thanet District Council.


Email: info@margatefestival.org

Practical Info

Travel information
For those venturing from outside of Margate there is a useful guide on getting here, and where to stay, on the Visit Thanet website.

Access information
We are committed to ensuring that our festival is as accessible as possible. Anyone who has specific access needs is advised to email info@margatefestival.org to enquire about the accessibility of specific sites in advance to avoid any disappointment. We will do all that we can to accommodate you.

Festival Partners

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