Welcome

Welcome to the Ribble Valley International Piano Week website. We hope you’ll enjoy reading through the pages and finding out a bit about us.

Since we started in 1987, we have had some stunning performances by a wide range of internationally renowned artists of the calibre widely accessible in major city venues but rarely heard in such intimate surroundings as The Croston Theatre.

Make a note of the main festival dates too; RVIPW 2018 runs from Wed July 18th to Sat July 21st. All events are available to browse through on one page 2018 Events – Click Here

Our fabulous venue is set at the edge of the glorious countryside of the Ribble Valley. We’ve been here since 2011 and for many it is the ideal venue, especially now that we have The Mill Outside to provide a bar and catering facilities onsite (all profits go to St Catherine’s Hospice). The Croston Theatre is intimate, with a great view of the stage from most seats, has good acoustics and is really easy to find, with plenty of free car parking onsite. We want everyone who would like to come to be able to get here, so If you have a spare seat in your car, or find yourself unable to drive here please sign up for our new car share scheme,  where you can register your details and we will do our utmost to match up empty seats with people needing transport to get here.

In 2017 we conducted our first audience survey for some time which revealed that for many people our festival is the highlight of their musical year – RVIPW is an event which audiences feel strong emotional attachment to and this year we will be working hard to encourage young people to join us, carrying the concert-going tradition forward to the next generation of music lovers

Do take time to register to join our mailing list so we can send you our latest news. We have a range of supporter packages so that should you wish to become more closely involved with us, you can join and help to secure our future. Organised by passionate volunteers, we are proud of both the professionalism and friendliness of the occasion and we look forward to welcoming you to our wonderful festival in 2018.