The Grand Regency Costumed Promenade
Saturday 14th September 2019
Departs at 11am
You need a ticket to take part –
Wristband Tickets £14 each (see details of discounts below)
With less than one week to go wristband tickets are only now available on the day from 10am from the Festival Stewards at the start point – Sydney Gardens, Great Pulteney Street, Bath BA2 4DB
(under 16 free with participating adult in costume)
NEW ROUTE of the Regency Costumed Promenade!
This year Promenaders will gather in Sydney Gardens behind the Holburne Museum, before processing down the length of Great Pulteney Street and continuing around central Bath. Walking in Jane Austen’s footsteps we will take in many of Bath’s famous landmarks following the 33rd Regiment of Foot, finishing approximately 1 hour later in Parade Gardens.
The Jane Austen Festival officially opens with the world famous Regency Costumed Charity Promenade. The Promenade is a procession of over 500 people all in 18th Century costume and is a record breaking event. All sorts of people from all over the world participate, from the very young to the young at heart plus red coats, dancers and the official town crier.
All participants wear their own costumes, purchase and display a wristband to take part in the Promenade. The £14 wristband includes free entry to the Promenader’s Fayre in the Guildhall from 11.30am. New for 2019 this year’s wristband also includes a 10% discount on entry to the Jane Austen Centre, for the duration of the 2019 festival. (Wristbands must be shown when purchasing tickets to the Jane Austen Centre) Children under 16 are free to walk in the promenade but must be accompanied by a participating adult in COSTUME.
The route for the Promenade in 2019 is completely step free.
(£1 per wristband sold is donated to RUH Cancer Care Campaign)
Wristbands are not required to watch.