If you purchase a ticket (live or DigiTAL) for any event (except the two concerts on Saturday evening) then you will receive a link overnight after the event so you can watch it any time over the following two weeks

We are delighted to announce that the tenor, Dominic Bevan will be joining Radio 3’s Kate Kennedy to bring some of Ivor Gurney’s haunting music to life during her conversation with Charlie Lee Potter at 6:30pm on festival Friday evening. 

A wonderful way to start the weekend.

The Thame Chronicles
: A Film from TAL Festival. Coming Soon

Presented by Bruce Alexander and featuring many historical characters – Don’t miss this extravanganza(Posted : August 31st)

Ed Miliband, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and former leader of the Labour Party will be joining Elizabeth Uviebinene and Kerry Potter at TAL Festival for our blockbuster Festival Finale (Posted : August 9th)



Welcome to TAL Festival. We are an inclusive, community-driven arts and literature festival situated in the picturesque market town of Thame. Our mission is to inform, inspire and entertain people of all ages. The much anticipated festival returns 13th-17th October 2021.

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Welcoming Community

Community and inclusivity is at the heart of everything we do.

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The People That Inspire You

TAL provides an exciting space for you to connect with your favourite authors, artists and performers.

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Made For All

Our diverse collection of performances and events means there's something for everyone.

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The Book House in Thame provides a fantastic array of books to suit all readers tastes.

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