About MADhurst

13 years of celebrating creativity and developing community!

MADhurst stands for Music, Arts & Drama Festival in Midhurst. 

The aims of the founding members was to promote and celebrate music, arts and drama and the local community.  Over the years the festival has grown and includes events organised by the MADhurst committee but also promotes any music, arts, drama or community events put on by local organisations and venues around Midhurst and the surrounding area.  We also promote and share details of events that may be on throughout the year but the specific MADhurst Festival is for the whole month of August.

This year the committee is looking forward to bringing a wonderful range of music from opera to pop with a Classical Opera Tenor Duo, Folk Music with Anna Tabbush, All That Malarkey with the unique combination of music and comedy, Boogie Bumpers with get our feet taping and dancing to jazz, swing & jive numbers and the festival rounds off with a Mainly Madness a Madness & Ska Tribute band. For drama we have two 40 minute Shakespeare plays with 440 Theatre and Murder Mystery with Midhurst Players. Epic Comedy will entertain us with a selection of great comedian from the comedy club circuit, and Dawn Gracie is returning with her fabulous Burleseque Cabaret show. There are a selection of different art classes available and everyone will be able to enjoy a stroll around town and view the latent of amazing local artists as part of The Art Trail.

There are also guided walks around historic Midhurst, the beautiful South Downs National Park and this year a guided walk/talk by Phil Stringer as part of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and an Insect Discovery Day with the South Pond Group. Langhams is delighting us with two events this year – the ever popular Live at Langhams and a Dog event in associations with Canine Partners. I could go on and on … as there is so much to look forward to

For full details of what is available in this years MADhurst please check the Whats On page What’s On

The MADhurst Festival committee looks forward to welcoming you to events at this years MADhurst 2023

MADhurst is a not for profit organisation and some of the money raised is used the fund the festival for the following year. Any additional funds available are used to support local organisations and charities. After a very successful year in 2022 we were able to give donations to: The Food Bank, Rother Valley Together, Tandem, The Green Volunteers, Community Vox, St Mary’s Church Easebourne Spire Appeal, Bepton Parish Council, South Downs National Trust Renature Project and Easebourne Park.

For more information about how it all started and the history of MADhurst History of MADhurst

See what’s on in 2023