In 2019, The Repton Festival was a great success and enjoyed by many lovers of literature!

After a challenging couple of years for us all, we're delighted to announce that we’re back again with our live Litfest ’22 And this year it’ll be better than ever, inspiring a new generation of writers and bringing engaging speakers to this wonderful village!


​Repton is a home of stories, learning and the beginning of many autobiographies and set in the heart of the village, Litfest ’22 will offer a rich and varied programme of literature, art, music, poetry and other activities for all to enjoy over three action-packed days.


We’ll be providing a weekend of fascinating speakers and performers who will be sharing their stories, showcasing their skills and providing insights into the challenges of realising their achievements.


This year, amongst many other events, Litfest ’22 will be offering...


  • Talks by some great authors on a wide range of themes such as literature, music, art, journalism, religion, politics and sport.

  • 'Repton Time' - our very own version of Question Time!

  • 'The Poet, The Priest and The Politician' - a conversation that will offer three very different perspectives on literature!

  • Book valuations

  • Music


And there’ll be food and drinks, workshops, and children's events to keep the whole family entertained.


The Festival will be held in a diverse range of locations within Repton School including a 300 seater theatre and many smaller historic venues not usually open to the public. There’ll also be informal guided tours of this historic place of learning, where its stories will be narrated by an expert historian.


Long recognised for its accomplished alumni, Repton School is author to great words, thoughts and deeds, burying kings, educating performers and growing sporting heroes.

Alumni include Roald Dahl, Jeremy Clarkson, Christopher Isherwood, actors Basil Rathbone and Tom Chambers, ex-Derby County footballer Will Hughes and legendary publisher Victor Gollancz who published George Orwell and Daphne du Maurier

See the programme for the two days here

See the gallery of photos and videos from last year's event here