Thank you for buying tickets

At the 2015 festival, Elena Urioste and Tim Hugh gave the first concert for 117 years in St George’s Hall, Colchester.

We are thrilled that you are joining us for the 2017 Roman River Festival. You are supporting Essex’s flagship arts festival and helping us continue to bring world-class music to our corner of the world.

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What happens next

If you are a Friend of Roman River Music, your order will be processed immediately and we’ll send you your tickets within about a week.

If not, your order will be processed on or after 19 July in strict order of receipt. If the event is sold out at that point, we will refund you. To guarantee your seat, please become a Friend. You’ll be supporting our vital education work, helping boost the confidence, social skills and academic achievement of over 1,000 school children and young people every year.

Meanwhile, you should get a receipt for your purchase from PayPal, and you can log in to your account at to view details.

We will send your tickets by post, or have them on the door if you are booking less than three days before the event.

Our box office overlooks beautiful Essex marshes. If you’d like to join our volunteer team, please get in touch!

Please do contact us with any questions

If you have time to drop us a line saying how you found out about the festival, we would be most grateful.

Stoke by Nayland Church – a perfect acoustic in an idyllic setting.

Coming from afar?

Here are our recommendations for where to eatwhere to stay the night and how to get to us.

Local to the festival?

Why not invite your friends and relatives for one of the weekends, to enjoy our lovely corner of the world and share some wonderful concerts with them?

Roman River Finale Orchestra – local young people learning from the pros

Know any budding musicians?

Please have a glance at our Education pages to learn more about the opportunities we offer for young musicians and our ongoing work in local schools, vitally supported by the Friends of Roman River Music. You may know someone who might benefit from taking part.

We look forward very much to seeing you at the festival.

Orlando, Victoria, Frances, Laura, Zélie, Lindsay, Bettina, Giles, Ruth, and all of us at Roman River HQ.