Hostry Festival

12 October 2019 until 27 October 2019
8-9_Hostry Festival launch (c) Mark Ivan Benfield

Autumn arts extravaganza the Hostry Festival will return to Norwich Cathedral for a ninth year from 12 to 27 October with a packed programme of theatre, music, art and more.

The 2019 central production will be classic coming-of-age comedy drama The Graduate. The production – which will run from 21 to 26 October – will pay tribute to the cult 1967 film of the same name starring Dustin Hoffman and Ann Bancroft and feature the original soundtrack by Simon and Garfunkel.

Hostry Festival regular Paint Out will this year take the form of a special exhibition from 17 to 27 October showcasing the work of artists who have taken part in the Paint Out Gardens Series and captured on canvas the beautiful gardens of Stody Lodge, Elsing Hall, Houghton Hall, Hunworth Hall and Norwich’s Plantation Garden.

Other highlights include Emmy Award-winning actress Susan Hampshire in conversation with festival director Stash Kirkbride on 27 October, and a music double bill later that day with funk-fuelled Tankus The Henge and also Skyhook whose music mixes rock, Americana and jazz.

There will also be a number of Hostry Festival events taking place in the wider city and county, including Total Ensemble Theatre Company’s outreach workshops and the Norfolk Arts Awards which will be held at St George’s Theatre in Great Yarmouth.

To start the countdown to this year’s festival, there will be a free Hostry Festival launch night at the Hostry at 7pm on Monday 2 September featuring performances by guitarist Peter Turrell and other artists.

For full details of the dates and times of all Hostry Festival events and how to book tickets, visit
Tickets can also be booked by calling 01603 598676 or in person at Norwich Theatre Royal.