Saturday 18th - Sunday 26th June 2022
Welcome to the Jane Austen Regency Week, a 9-day festival held in Alton and Chawton in Hampshire (UK) each year.
Tickets are on sale and we have a bumper 42 events to offer this year - all listed in the Events section of this website. The souvenir printed programme is due out any day now and is available for you to download as a PDF in our Archive section.
The 'week' commences with our traditional Regency Day in Alton's High Street. The road will be filled with stalls, music, singing and dancing groups, petting animals and horse-drawn carriage rides. The focus then shifts to the Assembly Rooms for the Regency Dancing Workshop, followed by the Regency Ball.
Sunday 19th features a parade and picnic at Chawton House and tours at Jane Austen’s House, climaxing with Regency Choral Evensong at St Lawrence Church in Alton. During the week there are a wide variety of events including walks, talks, tours, music and workshops. The popular tour and tea at Wyards is on Monday 20th and events at Gilbert White’s House are on Friday 24th.
The second weekend features the Country Dance, back by popular request, and culminates with the quiz and Regency Supper.
We invite you to explore this site to find out about the Jane Austen Regency Week.
The Jane Austen Regency Week celebrates both our local internationally-acclaimed writer, and a very interesting period of history, encouraging people to explore their cultural heritage.
The Jane Austen Regency Week is run by by a group of volunteers and participating organisations under the auspices of charity Alton Community Association CIO. It is funded through ticket sales, sponsorship and advertising.