Since being recognised by Granta as one of Best of Young British Novelists in 2003, Andrew O’Hagan (The Secret Life, The Illuminations, Be Near Me) has been Booker Prize-nominated three times and hailed as one his generation’s most exciting and esteemed chroniclers of contemporary Britain. He returns with Mayflies, his most personal novel yet, which tracks a life-defining friendship forged in a heady 1980s summer, and the midlife revelation 30 years later that casts everything in a new light. Chaired by Daniel Hahn.

In order to manage audiences safely into each of our venues, we ask that you arrive up to 40 minutes before the event starts. See the Plan Your Visit section for detailed venue arrival times.

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Everyman Theatre

The Everyman was opened in 1891. The main auditorium is an architectural masterpiece designed by Frank Matcham that has inspired generations of performers.

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Our booking fee

As a registered charity Cheltenham Festivals charges a booking fee to cover the costs associated with providing our booking facilities.

Our charges are in line with the rising costs of this service which includes the cost of staffing, banking, developing, and maintaining our booking software and postage.

Our booking fees are as follows:

  • Online sales £2.00

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

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