Bermuda Festival

Each January and February, Bermuda becomes the epicentre of the worlds of music, drama, and art. Here, you’ll see many of the world's best in one location.

Catch some culture by scooter

Each January and February, Bermuda comes alive with culture, as international performing artists light up the island with their talent.

The appeal of the Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts is as widespread as its locations. Catch every single event from classical vocal quartets to Pulitzer Prize-winning drama when you travel by electric bike or scooter. Be a true culture-vulture,

About the Bermuda Festival

It all began in 1976 when brilliant violinist, the late Lord Menuhin, launched the first festival with Bermuda Governor, the late Sir Edwin Leather, and its first chairman, the late John Ellison. Lord Menuhin attracted a wide range of musical performances, but the event now reaches out to every member of the community and covers the entire spectrum of the performing arts.

Today, the festival stays true to Sir Edwin’s desire to ‘open new horizons of excellence to our young people’, with an Outreach Programme that does just that. While they’re on the island, performers offer special performances and workshop opportunities for school students.

Mouth-watering line-up

The festival always provides a mouth-watering line-up. Performers in 2012 included the classical quartet Blake, family entertainment , Zoozoo, Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre, and American young-dance company, Ailey II.

The surest way to catch every note, gasp, and laugh from the next Bermuda Festival is to rent an electric bike, electric scooter or gas scooter from the fleet operator with the island’s widest choice of rental vehicles.

Arrive on time to hear the first note of the evening.