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Discover Jane Austen's Bath

Jane Austen's Bath

Festival & Events

Bath is a thriving, vibrant city with a year round calender of festivals, theatrical, musical and sporting events. For Jane Austen fans enjoy the festival dedicated to her in September or attend a show at the theatre, something that Jane herself loved to do.

The Jane Austen Festival (12 - 20 September 2014)

Jane Austen FestivalThe thirteenth Jane Austen Festival will begin with the annual colourful costumed parade through the city centre. The week long programme includes talks and productions, readings and tours, and draws Jane Austen fans from around the world.

Theatrical Highlights

Theatre RoyalThe theatre that Jane Austen loved to attend opened in Orchard Street in 1750. In 1768 it was distinguished by being the first theatre outside London to be protected by a royal patent. This theatre drew superstars of the time like Sarah Siddons and today the Theatre Royal in Sawclose, dating from 1805, attracts pre-West End shows and top name performers.

» For a full listing of events and to find out what's on in Bath and beyond during your visit see our main listings on visitbath.co.uk - the official tourism website.

» For advice and suggestions call Bath Tourist Information Centre;
UK Callers - 0906 711 2000 (50p / min)
Overseas callers - +44 844 847 5257

Jane Austen Break in Bath

Download Audio Tour

Download Audio Tour

Follow in the footsteps of Bath's most famous resident, Jane Austen.

Jane Austen Centre Tickets

Jane Austen Centre Tickets

Purchase your tickets for the Jane Austen Centre - a must visit for any fan of the author.

Book Accommodation

Book Accommodation

Check availability and book your accommodation online for a Jane Austen break in Bath.

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