Welcome to St Magnus International Festival

St Magnus International Festival is Orkney's midsummer celebration of the arts. Founded in 1977 by a group including the late Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, the Festival has grown from small beginnings into one of Britain's most highly regarded and adventurous arts events. More about the Festival...

General booking opens on Wednesday 11 May at 10am
Friends, Patrons and Benefactors can book online here now

The 40th St Magnus International Festival will run from 16-26 June inclusive. The programme includes appearances by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, The Danish SinfoniettaThe Hebrides Ensemble, Florilegium, Stockholm Chamber Brass and Voces8. There will also be performances by Alexei Volodin, Robert IrvineSamson Tsoy and Pavel Kolsenikov. For our 40th birthday we will be showcasing 40 new works of music, poetry and visual art and there will be performances of the operas Hansel and Gretel, Dido and Aeneas and The Iris MurderMagfest is a spectacular puppet show featuring lifesize circus animals and our Festival Poet is John Gallas.


The Programme for the 40th St Magnus International Festival is now available here. Please contact the Festival Office if you want to receive a printed Full Story...

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

8 September 1934 - 14 March 2016 St Magnus International Festival is deeply saddened to learn of the death of its founder as the Festival appro Full Story...

St Magnus International Festival, 60 Victoria Street, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1DN

T: +44 (0)1856 871445

E: info@stmagnusfestival.com

St Magnus Festival is a charity registered in Scotland. Scottish Charity No SC011666. Company Number SC073825.

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