"Most concerts take place in the intimate setting of the church of St John the Baptist, Little Missenden, a small Saxon-cum-Norman building with a fine immediate acoustic"


Welcome to the 57th Little Missenden Festival

Welcome to the Little Missenden Festival of Music and the Arts

Late programme change:  Pavel Kolesnikov will now play Schumann's Nachtstücke op23, instead of Faschingschwank aus Wien, op26.  Both pieces were written in the same year. Click here for the programme page.

The 2016 Little Missenden Festival runs from 7th to 16th October. The programme can be viewed here.

Online and telephone bookings are now open - Click here to book.

Don't delay: our Rose Tremain and Caravaggio lectures have already sold out, and a number of events are on the verge of doing so.

About our Festival

The Little Missenden Festival has an unbroken tradition of high-quality music-making in a unique Buckinghamshire village setting. It has a very intimate and special feeling.

"England's best-kept secret festival" (composer David Matthews)

Most events take place in the ancient village church of St John the Baptist, a small Saxon-cum-Norman building enriched with 12th-17th century wall paintings, dominated by a famous St Christopher.  A concert here is a very special experience. This lovely building has a fine immediate acoustic, and music heard at this intimate range has real impact and presence. The small and unspoilt village is in beautiful Chiltern countryside – yet not far from London, just beyond Betjeman's Metroland.

The Festival features promising young talents as well as nationally and internationally famous artists and composers. The programme ranges from classic masterworks through less familiar (but not less intriguing) territory. It includes something for all – early, baroque, classical and contemporary music rub shoulders with jazz, folk music, art lectures, poetry and children's events.

Our video For a flavour of the Festival watch this short video taken in 2014. To see our last year's programme, click here.

News and views about the Festival and its activities is posted from time to time.   Click here for a link to the news pages.