It is with much sadness that we have taken the decision to postpone our literature festival. Given current conditions and advice, we want to ensure that all our audiences, authors, volunteers and staff remain as healthy as possible and we feel it is our duty and responsibility to protect others by not proceeding with our events at this time.

We are currently investigating options for rescheduling events and ask that you bear with us in the meantime whilst we talk with different venues and authors. We are also in talks with our box office - run externally - and appreciate your patience whilst we finalise information for those who have purchased tickets for events due to take place at the end of March. We will keep you informed as soon as we have further information.

Thank you all for your continued support - as a charity we rely so much on income from our audiences and sponsors to keep running and hope that, however uncertain the future is at present, we can continue to bring high-quality, inspiring multi-arts experiences to the Midlands.

(Last Updated: 17th March)

Lichfield Festival Box Office:
01543 306 150

HMS Pinafore


Sun 07 Jul 2019 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Lichfield Guildhall
Event Code: 7D
Price: £20

Charles Court Opera are delighted to bring their fresh take on HMS Pinafore to the 2019 Festival. The earliest enduring success of Gilbert and Sullivan’s famous collaboration remains a firm favourite with audiences, telling the story of Josephine, the Captain’s daughter, and her love for lowly sailor Ralph Rackstraw, despite being promised in marriage to the first lord of the Admiralty. With many well-known songs, this brand new production promises rollicking choruses, unique wit and infectious energy – suitable for all ages!

Wickedly funny…The Guardian
A sparklingly fresh package of laughs…
Opera Now

Sponsored by Tony and Marian Bateman

We regret to inform you that the lift in the Guildhall is currently broken and awaiting repair, therefore there will regrettably be  no lift access for this performance (the performance space is accessed via a flight of stairs).

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