The Repton Festival is Back!

Bigger and Better in 2022!

Friday 8th July - Sunday 10th July

For 2022 we're delighted to announce not only the return of our live festival Repton Litfest but also our very first Repton Filmfest and the return of the hugely successful Repton Kidsfest offering a fantastic 3 in 1 experience running from 8th -10th July!

We’ve come a long way since our very first festival in 2018, building on our initial success by adding more artists, new events and new venues within our beautiful historic village.


We had always planned to become a summer event and hope that the sun will shine on us all and that you can get in Edinburgh festival mode with a little help from us!


The festival experience we offer is hugely enhanced by the stunning historic setting of Repton School

Why do we exist?


The Repton Festival is a not-for-profit company of professional volunteers that provides a festival experience for those interested in the Arts in South Derbyshire and beyond.


It seeks to help develop international projects that enhance literacy and an appreciation of the Arts by our local audience and global friends. If you can help or would like to know more visit Repfest International now.

The Repton Festival on Social Media


You can find all the latest news about Repton Festival on our social media channels so do please follow us Facebook, Instagram and Twitter


Building our supporter base is very social media-dependent and it would be great if you could also 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're a newcomer to the festival please join our mailing list to make sure you don’t miss out on any news!


Thanks again for your support! 

Our Repton Angels


The Repton Festival is an independent, volunteer, not for profit organisation. 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’ve not had the opportunity to build financial reserves but despite this adversity have persevered.

Other than our commercial sponsors, who have themselves suffered the slings and arrows of covid, our patrons are our only source of income so do please consider becoming a “Repton Angel” – we really do need your support!


Our "Angels" are automatically enrolled in our Member's Club - The Repton Festival Friends.


We recognise the generous support of our Angels, alongside our commercial sponsors and are developing a range of VIP events for these very special people. Most importantly you are directly helping to sustain our vision of a festival that Repton can be proud of and you can enjoy. The minimum donation is only £15.


Just click in the selection box on the number of donations of the value indicated that you would like to make.



We would particularly like to express our appreciation to LCS Containers and Repton School whose encouragement and support through difficult times is hugely appreciated by Repton Literary Festival.


Our Special Village

A village and civil parish in South Derbyshire noted for our historic buildings of St Wystan's Church, Repton School, the Anglo-Saxon Repton Abbey and the medieval Repton Priory.

​Repton is a village full of architectural and historical significance, once the capital of the Anglo Saxon kingdom of Mercia.

St. Wystan’s Church is of national importance. It holds an Anglo Saxon crypt of the 8th and 9th centuries, which once held the bones of St. Wystan and was a place of pilgrimage. With its spiral decorated columns and vaulted roof, the crypt is one of England's most precious survivals of Anglo Saxon architecture. 


To the east of the church are the remains of Repton Priory, an Augustinian house founded in 1172. Its precinct wall and arch of its 13th century gatehouse are still important features of the village. After the dissolution of the Monasteries, part of the priory buildings became the home of Repton School which was founded in 1557. Another part became Repton Hall, which today is also part of the school.

​Repton is home to great words, thoughts and deeds, burying kings, educating performers and growing sporting heroes.


​Repton School has long been recognised for its accomplished alumni: including...

Roald Dahl, Jeremy Clarkson, Christopher Isherwood, actors Basil Rathbone, Tom Chambers and Nicholas Burns and ex-Derby County footballer Will Hughes.

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