As a leading commentator on the BBC’s golf, rugby, tennis and athletics coverage, Andrew Cotter (Olive, Mabel and Me) is one of the most recognisable voices in sports broadcasting. When his commentating work disappeared overnight during lockdown, he turned to his Labradors, Olive and Mabel for inspiration, recording hilarious and heart-warming commentary to accompany their doggy antics. 40 million views later, Olive and Mabel are two of the internet’s favourite dogs – Andrew talks to the explorer and fellow Labrador obsessive Ben Fogle (Inspire: Life Lessons from Nature) about going viral, the joy of canine companionship and much more.

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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Olive, Mabel and Me


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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