About Creative Oundle

Our mission 

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. We aim to enable all sectors of our community, including those who may lack access to high quality arts programming, to engage with and enjoy the arts.

About us

Based in the historic East Midlands town of Oundle, we promote the arts and culture within Oundle and the greater East Midlands area through its four main strands of activity


  • Oundle International Festival – an annual 10-day multi-arts festival
  • Oundle for Organists – training courses for aspiring young organists from beginner through to advanced level
  • Oundle Cinema – a community cinema with up to twenty screenings a year of current and classic movies
  • Oundle Food Festival – an annual celebration of regional food and drink produce, with an emphasis on Northamptonshire producers and one of the major free-to-enter cultural activities in the area

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