The four days of the Festival will be packed with not just art, but also live music, street performance, street vendors, markets and more. You’ll find the town buzzing with excitement and full of people. There’s a lot to see and we hope our visitors will take the four days to experience as much as possible. There are plenty of places to relax and reflect throughout the day – pubs, cafés and pop-up venues.

Festival venues

During the festival weekend, nearly everywhere in Dronfield becomes a venue of some kind, details for our main festival venues can be found here.

Where to eat

Dronfield has a great choice of independent cafés, pubs, restaurants, shops and takeaways.


There are loads of great and individual places to stay in and around Dronfield to really make the most of the Festival.

About Dronfield

Only 3 miles from the Peak District National Park boundary, Dronfield is a delightful town situated in the eastern foothills of the Pennines. It is located conveniently between Sheffield and Chesterfield and some of the finest beauty spots of the Peak District are within easy travelling distance. well worth a visit at any time, but especially for the Festival!

How to get here

Dronfield is easy to find and is only 20 minutes from the M1. The postcode to put in your sat nav is S18 1PY

For information on attending the festival using public transport, please visit

Getting about by Car

Dronfield is easily accessible by car, if you plan on driving to Dronfield, please visit for assistance. To find out about car parking locations and charges click here.

Get here by Train

Trains call at Dronfield railway station hourly at off peak times and half hourly at peak times. The station is served by trains on the Nottingham to Sheffield line. Most trains are operated by Northern Rail –, supplemented by some operated by East Midlands Trains –  – check your local station for the best route to take.


We aim to support every visitor’s ability to enjoy Dronfield’s Art Festival, to find out more about accessibility contact the festival office.

Essential carers will not be charged for Festival performance tickets. Guide dogs will be admitted to public buildings.

We are currently not able to provide signed or audio described performances, but assistance may be available for audio describing artworks.

We will be happy to help you plan your visit, and listen to your suggestions for improving accessibility to the Arts Festival events.

Please contact the specific event venue for enquiries about access.

For accessibility enquiries please contact: 01246 418122 or email