Events, music and arts

An aerial view of the Forest Live stage at Thetford Forest
Lee Blanchflower

Celebrate live music, art and cinema in the forest

Look forward to exciting events in the forest 

Experience top music artists at Forest Live concerts or discover international art exhibitions such as Earth Photo and contemporary sculpture with Forestry England Arts.  

Need inspiration? View our favourite events in 2023.

Forest Live stage surrounded by trees and showing a large crowd.

Forest Live will return in 2024

Experience top music artists with these spectacular forest summer events. Be the first to find out who is playing next year.
View from above of red pepper pickers

Art in the forest

Discover sculpture trails, award winning art exhibitions and artists in residence. Plan your next cultural tour and be inspired.
Dancers performing during the musical West Side Story

Open air cinema

Catch a recent blockbuster or re-visit a favourite film on a giant screen in a beautiful forest setting with Luna Cinema.

Our favourite events...

Black and white image of a Lumberjill standing next to a recently felled tree
Celebrating a history of women in forestry, this special exhibition tells the story of the Women’s Timber Corps through photography, interviews and a magnificent photo mosaic.
Earth Photo shortlisted work - half a tree burning
Don't miss this year's Earth Photo. Stunning still and moving images aiming to stimulate conversations about our environment and the impact of climate change.
Wooden carved sculpture set on large rocks
Enjoy these impressive works inspired by the forest. The trail take you through majestic oaks and towering Scots pine trees.
John Travolta as Danny Zuko and Olivia Newton John as Sandy Olsson in Grease.

Grease is the word at Westonbirt

Book a magical evening of outdoor cinema under the stars as The Luna Cinema comes to Westonbirt Arboretum with the iconic musical Grease.