Words by the Water Festival

With thanks to Baillie Gifford

Words by the Water festival

A Festival of Words and Ideas

Fri 6 - Sun 15 March

Words by the Water, one of the country’s most popular festivals of literature and ideas, has been bringing the best in writing and thinking to Theatre by the Lake for 14 years. One of the pleasures of Words by the Water is that the speakers are playing themselves. The words are their own; they wear their usual clothes; their views are unrehearsed; there is no role to hide behind. This makes for a lively event and vibrancy for the audience. There are many other joys to be had at the festival: browse through the following pages and you will see the richness of the programme, the range of topics covered and the variety of the speakers.

A brochure with full details of all events is available here.

If you’d like to get the most out of your visit simply click on the link below to purchase everything from multi-day to single day passes. If you have a specific event in mind, click on 'Individual Speakers' to book for your chosen talk.

Festival passes

Individual speakers

Extra events