Join us for Upfest Art House this Summer!

Get ready for an unforgettable experience as the creators behind Europe's largest live street art festival, Upfest, bring their vibrant urban art to the regal gardens of Ashridge House.

Read on and learn what to expect on your visit to Upfest Art House.

Event details

August 4 - September 15

Open daily, Monday – Sunday.

First entry, 9.30am, last entry is 4.30pm.

Gardens close at 6.30pm.

Whether you're looking to unwind after work or simply enjoy the warm summer evenings, we will offer late evening timed tickets on select days. Please click the button below for availability.

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Art in Action: Live painting day

Sunday, August 4

Join us for an amazing live painting day where you'll witness artists creating their masterpieces across the garden.

Enjoy a festival-like atmosphere as you follow the street art trail around the grounds, accompanied by local musicians providing summer sounds to complement your experience. Along the way, you'll find various stops to quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger, including the Art House pop-up café and bar as well as a variety of street food vendors.

Upfest Art House

Bring the entire family to Ashridge House this summer for an incredible day out.

Explore the extensive grounds, be wowed by vibrant and captivating art and taste delicious food.

World-Class Art

Taking inspiration from Ashridge's rich history and gardens, 20 world-class street artists will be creating large art installations in their unique style across our Grade II* listed garden.

Look forward to seeing pieces from world-renowned artists such as Liam Bononi, WRDSMTH, and Curtis Hylton, with more names to be announced.

See below for more information on the remarkable artists taking over the Ashridge grounds this summer.

Street Feast

Whether you're gearing up before hitting the trail or craving a pick-me-up afterwards, you'll find various food and beverage options to satisfy your cravings.

Weds to Sun - Pop up Art Café will be open serving hot and cold drinks and snacks from 9.30am.

Artisanal pizzas and refreshing summer drinks at our pop up bar, will be available from 12pm.

Daily - Our courtyard café, The Bakehouse, is open daily, 8.30am - 5pm.

Art workshops


Unleash your creativity and get involved with an engaging hands-on street art workshop, led by a highly experienced graffiti artist.

You’ll get the opportunity to develop your artistic skills and learn how to spray paint your name in the street art style, creating your own brilliant work of art.  The personalised name board is yours to keep so you can proudly display your original artwork at home.

Workshops are for all ages 8 and above.

Monday - Thursday, August 12 to September 5, 10am and 12pm each day. Pre-booking is essential.

Workshop tickets include entry to Upfest Art House.

Meet The Artists

Click the button below to discover more about the artists and their artwork at Ashridge House this summer.

Keep an eye out as more artists are announced!