About Creative Oundle

The origins of Creative Oundle go back to 1985 and the first Oundle International Organ Week…

From this grew Oundle International Festival (1995) and Oundle Music Trust (2009), with Creative Oundle formed in 2021, now covering the following strands:

Oundle International Festival – annual 10-day multi-arts summer festival
Oundle for Organists – training courses for aspiring young organists
Oundle Cinema – community cinema with up to 20 screenings a year of largely classic movies
Oundle Food Festival – annual free celebration of regional food and drink produce

There is also an Oundle Fringe summer festival which happens at a similar time as the International Festival, with numerous small-scale events in the town centre. 
Creative Oundle’s mission is to inspire, educate and entertain using the power of the creative and performing arts to transform and enhance our quality of life, enabling all sectors of the community, including those who may lack access to high quality arts programming, to engage with and enjoy the arts.  

Each year we 

  • Present over 30 Festival performances 
  • Engage over 70 professional and emerging professional performers 
  • Welcome up to 42 organ students and 8 tutors 
  • Sell over 3400 tickets 
  • Screen up to 20 films 
  • Promote 80 regional food and drinks producers 
  • Welcome over 3000 visitors to the traffic free town centre on Food Festival day 
  • Offer performing opportunities to many local amateur musicians and creators 
  • engage with local organisations and groups, including them in our Oundle on Show events as well as at other times of the year