Venues

The National Museum of the Royal Navy is our daytime festival village. Your ticket gives you access to the full NMRN experience, with its authentically reconstructed Nelson-era quayside. There are interactive activities and living history all around you, plus a brand new outdoor play area complete with its own ship!

 

In addition to a variety of smaller-scale spaces at the NMRN for workshops, talks and intimate concerts, we have two comfortable function rooms for mid-scale concerts. We also host concerts and events in the Captain's Cabin and on the Mess Deck of HMS Trincomalee, the oldest war ship in Europe. 

After dark, focus shifts to the Historic Headland, where the Borough Hall is our Mainstage venue for large-scale evening concerts. The Borough Hall is a 10 minute ride from the NMRN, and a coach service is provided. Events at the NMRN finish at 5pm, with evenings on the Headland starting at 7:00 – freshen up, grab a bite at the Marina or around the town and make your way to the Headland in your own time. There is also lots of free parking around the Borough Hall for those who choose to drive.

 

This year, on Saturday and Sunday, we'll have the addition of our Family Folk Festival from 11am - 5pm. This will take place in the public space around the Borough Hall on the Headland, known locally as 'The Squircle". There are direct buses all day long between the Headland and the NMRN.