We came a long way in our first two years, building on our initial success by adding more artists, new events and new venues within our beautiful historic village. Just have a look at Gallery 2019 to refresh those memories.  The festival experience we offer is hugely enhanced by the stunning historic setting of Repton School and we are delighted to be welcoming you back for the weekend of the 22nd to 24th October 2021

There are still covid concerns and we would not dream of holding the festival in anything other than secure and compliant covid conditions. We believe this will be possible and are busy planning an exciting programme for your entertainment.


​We’re sure that you, our supporters and visitors, have never felt more in need of our festival experience so put the date in your diary now - 22nd to 24th October 2021.

Despite being a festival that is entirely operated by volunteers we have gained a little online presentation experience in the last year and intend to build on this so that we can share our wonderful festival experience around the world.

We are a volunteer, not for profit organisation. Other than our commercial sponsors, who are themselves, suffering the slings and arrows of the outrageous covid, our patrons are our only source of income. The pandemic could not have come at a worse time for us as we seek to establish a festival that is sustainable into the future. We have not had the opportunity to build financial reserves but despite this adversity are determined to continue. Please consider becoming a “Repton Litfest Friend” by clicking here – we really do need your support.

Building our supporter base is very social media dependent and it would be great if you could take a little time to leave us a comment or recommendation for others to see on our Facebook page! (If you need a little guidance on how to do that – just click here!) If you are a newcomer to the festival please join our mailing list to make sure you don’t miss out on any news! 


Festival Founders – Nick Brown and Chris Ward-Brown.

Programme Director – John Cavey

The Repton Literary Festival Ltd is a not for profit company registered in UK