Limited number of Listening Only tickets are now available at £20!

Due to the positions of the artists on stage, we have a limited number of Listening Only wing seats at the sides of the Big Top stage for Friday Night is Music Night. Book yours today.

From the decadence of New Orleans to the pulsating rhythms of Baton Rouge, St Louis and Memphis, this event follows the jazz roustabouts who first stepped on board the showboats and paddle steamers of the mighty Mississippi, bringing jazz north to the rest of America. For this annual jewel in the crown of the Festival, we welcome back the sixty piece BBC Concert Orchestra and the Guy Barker Big Band, plus a host of renowned guest vocalists including Tony Momrelle, Vanessa Haynes, Tommy Blaize and Liane Carroll.


Henry Westons Big Top

The Henry Westons Big Top is a purpose built, 1300 seat venue situated at the heart of Jazz in the Gardens. Constructed in the classic style of a circus big top, the arena is fully lined and offers tiered seating. High quality sound and lighting production enhance the Festival experience inside this atmospheric jazz venue. Each year, the Big Top and Jazz Arena venues play host to a vast array of acclaimed headliners and rising stars throughout the Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

View the Big Top Seating Plan below or open it in a new window.

*Fees & Booking Info

Our booking fee

CF Ticketing charges a fee per booking to reflect the costs of providing the service which include card processing costs (for both credit and debit cards) as well as staffing, developing and maintaining the booking software and postage

Our booking fees are as follows:

  • Online sales £2.00
  • Telephone sales £2.00
  • In person card sales £2.00
  • In person cash and card sales £2.00

We endeavour to keep our booking fees as low as possible and charge on a per booking basis rather than a per ticket basis to ensure this. We also endeavour to ensure that our booking fees are clear before any transaction is completed.

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