As a city, Salisbury embraces the arts in the broadest sense with first-class venues offering quality entertainment throughout the year, from drama and dance to exhibitions and lectures. Salisbury is fortunate to enjoy a wide range of musical events, from classical recitals to jazz bands, folk singers to pop groups, including the Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival, renowned for the quality of its annual programme of events.

Salisbury is also home to the Playhouse which offers an exciting programme quality performances, the Salisbury Arts Centre and the City Hall with a year-round entertainment programme and new for 2014 is the Salisbury Contemporary Craft and Heritage Fayre.

Downton is just 8 miles from Salisbury and plays host to the annual Cuckoo Fair which showcases a mix of stalls, performances and craft demonstrations.