About us

The Hampstead Arts Festival began, on a very small scale, in 2012 as a successor to the former Hampstead & Highgate Festival. Our aim is to engage, interest and move our audiences with unique and beautiful presentations at Hampstead’s most intimate venues. Chamber music, jazz, song, literature, politics and film, with international stars, up-and-coming artists and - in rich supply in Northwest London - local talent. We’re building a strong local following and also attracting audience members from across greater London and even California!


Our distinguished Patrons are:
Steven Isserlis CBE
Gavin Henderson CBE
Tom Conti

Sophie Bevan
Sophie Bevan & Seb Wybrew at HAF 2013 (photo: Anahi Rodriguez)