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How To Watch

Welcome to The Bath Festival at Home! We’re thrilled to present a carefully curated selection of digital events with authors and musicians, filmed during our live festival in May 2021. Here’s some key information about how the festival will work to help make your experience as smooth as possible:

When can I watch?

All of the events will be available to watch on demand for two weeks only from 28 May to 11 June. This means you can dip into the programme at your own leisure and choose your festival journey.

How do I watch?

During the dates of the festival (28 May-11 June), please follow these simple steps:

1. Click on the event that you want to watch here and you will be shown a video player
2. Click ‘WATCH NOW’ and if visiting for the first time, create an InPlayer account. You will only have to register once and can watch each event as many times as you like once logged in.
3. When registering for the first time, you will be asked if you would like to make an optional donation. If you don’t want to donate, click the cross in the top right corner or ‘skip donation’.
4. Once registered, the video will be available for you to watch on the same webpage.

Please note, this account is for The Bath Festival at Home only and is separate to Bath Festivals accounts used for ticket purchases.

Is there a cost?

All of events are FREE to access but please consider donating to Bath Festivals, registered charity no. 801617. When registering to watch your first video, you will be asked if you would like to donate. Your donation will support future festivals and creative learning projects with young people in the local community.

Where can I watch from?  

You can watch from anywhere in the world, do let us know where you’re tuning in from on social media - @TheBathFestival #TheBathFestivalAtHome

How do the video controls work?

Once you’ve registered or signed in, the video will appear on the event webpage. There are five main video player controls. From left to right, these allow you to play the video, turn on or off closed captions, adjust the volume, adjust the video quality and expand to full screen.

Are there podcasts as well as videos?

Yes! Are you going out for a walk and want to take the festival with you? There are 21 live recordings of author conversations from The Bath Festival available from 28 May to 11 June here

How do I listen to a podcast?

During the dates of the festival (28 May - 11 June), please follow these simple steps:

1. Click on the event that you want to watch here and you will be shown a podcast player.
2. Click the play button and the podcast will begin playing. 
3. You do not have to register to listen to podcasts during The Bath Festival at Home but please consider making a donation here

Where can I read the books?

Feeling inspired? Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights have all of the books featured readily available on their website. Find out more here

Where can I get more information?

Feel free to email us on and we’ll be happy to help.

For more information about registrations and payments through InPlayer, please click here