Modern life is full of choices. We’re told that happiness lies within and we can be whoever we want to be. But it’s never that simple, is it? Life is complex and we often feel we are walking a fine line, navigating relationships, love, beliefs, race and privilege. What does “doing it right” even look like? And why do we so often feel like we’re getting it wrong?

Adding to these pressures – we are living through an era-defining time – that is, a global pandemic, the murder of George Floyd and the subsequent protests and scrutiny of institutional racism; Chaired by Abigail Bergstrom, Otegha Uwagba (Whites) and Pandora Sykes (How Do We Know We’re Doing it Right?) interrogate the status quo and investigate how we should navigate the moment.

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.

Click below to buy the book from our Waterstones Cheltenham Literature Festival bookshop. Every purchase supports Cheltenham Festivals.

How do we know were doing it right? Whites


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.

*Fees & Booking Info

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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