FACTS & FIGURES
- The Festival welcomes around 150 performers and audiences of around 4,000 each year
- We host up to 50 events every year, in around 20 venues across the town
- In 2018, 99% of audiences surveyed rated the event they attended as Excellent or Good
Inclusivity & Accessibility
Inclusivity and accessibility is at the heart of everything we do. Several events are free or low cost and we actively reach out to and welcome approaches from local communities and organisations.
The Festival provides AccessAble Access Guides to key venues and includes events with live subtitling to make them accessible to audiences who are deaf, deafened or hard of hearing.
HLF was the first festival north of Watford to host the award-winning Polari LGBT literary salon and we are committed to proactively showcasing BAME and LGBT performers as well as those with disabilities and those from a range of social backgrounds.