When lockdown started, The Times columnist and author Sathnam Sanghera (The Boy with the Topknot) invited his two young nieces aged 21 and 23 to live with him in his London flat. As they bickered over film choices, snacking, alcohol consumption and long hairs blocking the drains, his articles and social media posts chronicling the experience proved hugely popular. Sathnam and his nieces Jasveen and Simran Kular talk to the Labour MP Jess Philips (Truth to Power) about family ties, learning from each other, and life with an uncool uncle.

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.


Town Hall, Main Hall

The Town Hall, situated on Imperial Gardens in the centre of Cheltenham comprises of a Grand Main Hall, distinguished by its Corinthian styles columns and coved ceiling. The Main Hall is accompanied by dining and drawing rooms, as well as the Pillar Room bar.

The venue’s early 20th century Edwardian elegance makes it the classic ‘shoebox’ concert hall. With a seating capacity of 900, the Town Hall is perfectly suited to grand symphony orchestra performances with a thrilling impact.


*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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