The Most Celebrated Event in the Inland Empire

The Riverside Dickens Festival

February 21st and 22nd, 2015

The 2015 Dickens Festival will kick off on Friday Evening, February 20th with our annual Pickwick’s Pub Night!

Tickets for Pickwick’s Pub Night will be on sale soon!

  • Dickens-LittleDorrit

  • Featured Book of the 2015 Dickens Festival:

    Little Dorrit

    By Charles Dickens

Dickens Festival News!

  • Buy Event Tickets Now!

    Don’t be left out! Tickets are now on sale for all events at the 2015 Festival. We expect both Mr. Fezziwig’s Ball and the Victorian Reception to sellout early. Find out how to get your tickets now!

  • 2015 High School Drama Performance Contest

    Up to five schools will be chosen to perform at the Festival on a first-come, first-served basis depending on date of registration. Performances will be scheduled on both Festival days (Sat. Feb. 21, and Sun. Feb. 22, 2015), three performances on Saturday and two on Sunday afternoon. Schools may choose their performance days in the order in which they register. Following registration, the drama teacher in charge of each school’s performance will be required to sign a Letter of Intent to guarantee the school’s commitment to perform at the Festival on their assigned day.

  • Riverside Dickens Festival High School Essay Contest 2014-2015

    The festival this year is once again sponsoring an essay contest for high school writers. Prizes of $100, $50, and $25 are available for entries judged worthy of an award. The essay contest is intended to encourage literacy through reading Dickens with thought and expression on the relevance of his works to a larger historical context for social issues. The high school essay is based on the reading of the novel Little Dorrit.

  • Without our generous donors this outstanding Festival would not happen. Planning is underway for the 2015 Festival, and you can become a supporter by making a tax deductible donation. Use our convenient PayPal Donate button below.

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