Music & Film

Music is thriving in Rye. The Rye Arts Festival which runs every September and the Rye International Jazz Festival which is held in August and May are very popular events which attract big name performers. There are classical concerts at venues across Rye as well as regular gigs, choirs and just a little further away in Hastings is The Hastings International Piano Festival which introduces rising stars.

Rye International Jazz & Blues Festival

The finest in jazz, blues, R & B, soul, funk, contemporary and crossover music


Rye Arts Festival 10th – 26th September

Brochure available in July 2021

Contemporary and Classical Music, Literary Talks, Comedy, Film, Tours


Bridgepoint Rye

An international creative Arts Centre in the centry of Rye.

Carefully curated events and exhibitions

Hastings International

Piano Festival

The world’s finest young concert pianists – just a short trip from Rye. Website

The Grapevine

The Home of Fine Wine and Live Music in the heart of Rye. Website


Kino Digital Rye

State-of-the-art cinema with digital high definition projection and sound equipment to ensure the highest quality viewing experience. Delightful cafe with outside seating. Opening soon in line with Covid. Website