Join in

There are so many ways you can get involved and help be part of what makes Wirksworth Festival such a special event. From volunteering your time, to offering your home as a Trail venue, to putting on your own event as part of the Fringe, to participating in a Festival activity or workshop – without you the Festival simply wouldn’t happen!

Join in


It is great fun to volunteer with the Festival and you can do as much or as little as suits you, we’re always looking for a range of skills and jobs to be done. View details

Festival Fringe

The Festival Fringe is an exciting and vibrant part of the Festival offering anyone the chance to put on their own performances and events during the two weeks of the Festival.  Apply online here.

Be a Trail Venue

We are always looking for new and interesting venues for the Art & Architecture Trail, tell us about your place here. View details


We love people to participate and get involved with activities of all kinds. Each year there are workshops for all ages both before and during the Festival, details will be posted on this page.

Fostering young talent

We are proud of our commitment to young people and their emerging talents and over the years the Festival has provided some wonderful opportunities for young people to develop their skills, experience and involvement in the arts. View details