Stages & Venues

Our main Festival venues are on one big greenfield site in the middle of a great showground in the Oxfordshire countryside.  We have everything from 3000 people jumping up and down to 50 people listening intently only inches from the artists.  So however you like to listen, watch or take part we have the stages and venues for you to enjoy!  Check them out below.

The Festival Green

The Festival Green really is UNIQUE to Towersey! You won't find this kind of atmosphere at many other festivals on the scene. It's like a little bonus on top of all the main stage stuff. The best entertainment, wonderful settings, music, real surprises and hidden gems; a cool drink and a plateful of tasty food under a big blue sky where flags and banners flutter in a summer breeze that carries the sound of great music, laughing children and cheering crowds. Music, dance, spectacle, magic & colour and that special something that you just can’t put your finger on. [find out more]

The Creative Quarter

At Towersey we like to encourage new activities and experiences by creating inviting, beautiful spaces to inspire a whole new festival experience while feeling at home with the Towersey Festival you know and love. We've created somewhere for people to gather, listen, watch, dance, sing, play, learn, create and enjoy. Welcome to the Creative Quarter! Expect the unexpected, engage your imagination, stimulate your senses and get creative with Colouring Corner, Storytelling, Crafts Workshops, Creative Challenges, Dressing up Box, Face Painting, Giant Games, Have a go at? Interactive Sculpture, Sculpture Village, Junk Musical Instruments, Ball Run a lovely Tea and Coffee shop and our famous pallet furniture to chill out on and read the paper. [find out more]

The Hive

The Hive is the base of the youth festival, but also hosts a whole raft of hands on workshops for all. It is a hub of creativity and a great place to get stuck in and learn new skills. [find out more]

The Festival Green Bar

A huge line up of ales and ciders with new names and some old favourites from award winning independent brewers. We have summer ales to quench your thirst, hoppy beers, Dark beauties and velvety stout. Working with regional brewers is what we are all about. [find out more]

The Den

Home to our Festival Folk Club and Cinema this is our "Alternative" venue. A place of poetry, Storytelling, intimate gigs and brilliant film, all wrapped up in a beautiful mini circus big top. Named after the Festival founder Denis Manners (or Den) it's a place of up close encounters and relaxed artistic happenings. [find out more]

Venue 65

The BIG home to BIG names. With a dedicated bar and all the big names you can lose yourself day or night in this groundbreaking Festival venue. Bring a chair if you want to sit or get ready to dance if that's your thing. All are welcome in this huge festival space. [find out more]

Lantern Tent

The Home of our world famous Lantern Making workshops as well as some first class music, song and hands on workshops. Come and get stuck in. [find out more]

The Big Club

The Big Club is like an intimate club (only quite a bit bigger!) in the middle of a tented village! Sit back and soak up the atmosphere of this special and famous venue for acoustic music. Big names, emerging artists, things you know and things we know you'll love will all take to the stage in this newly thought out venue! [find out more]

All About Children (5-11yrs)

All About Children is our new name for all things children and families. Expect lots of old favourites as well as some amazing new activities. Our buzz words for this year are “Life Skills”, more “Open Access” events and of course “Fun”! We have developed a new area that includes our regular marquees as well as more open spaces to roam and spill out into. A giant covered space for big workshops and get togethers. We are very excited about it all and can’t wait to share this with you. We think it will offer exceptional value and a really great space packed with activities to share with your family. And that’s the key here, this is about inclusive activities to do with your children*. A brilliant programme has been put together to maximise the numbers we can cater for and offer the broadest range of activities. Come play, learn and enjoy. [find out more]

Festival Dance House

The Festival Dance House has a reputation for some of the best dancing on the scene. Starting each day with the very popular family yoga, the venue moves through workshops in a whole range of dance styles into the amazing Towersey ceilidhs and dance from around the world. It's the place to be if you like to get moving and whether you're a beginner or an expert you will be welcomed in. [find out more]

Youth Festival (12-25 yrs)

Our programme is packed with amazing stuff for younger adults to get stuck into, dance, play, create or just sit back and watch. As well as dedicated and exclusive "Youth" activities we also put on a range of activities across the festival that we think are perfect for our younger (and more energetic) festival goer. Setails to come but expect our Roller Disco, Themed Dance Nights, Late night specials, Comedy, "hands-on workshops" like our Forest Skills and Dance workshops in Morris, Cajun, Jive and more and not forgetting, the biggest line up of vibrant Ceilidh on the scene in our world famous Festival Dance House [find out more]