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About Us

Cheltenham Science Festival is a 6-day jam-packed programme of debate, discovery, experiments, enjoyment and hands-on fun.

2019’s programme featured 200 events and 68 school events with the best scientists, thinkers and writers, celebrating a host of anniversaries including the Apollo moon landing and Periodic Table’s 150th birthday. Over 43,800 tickets were issued and over 48,000 engaged visitors enjoyed our free interactive activities at the Festival Village, and in the town centre.

From 2 to 7 June 2020, our beautiful regency town of Cheltenham will welcome schools, families and adults to join scientists, engineers, comedians, writers, mathematicians, performers and other science enthusiasts to explore the world around them in new ways.

The Festival primarily takes place in the Cheltenham Town Hall and on Imperial Gardens with many of our events taking place in purpose-built marquees. We also use some satellite venues around Cheltenham, and run activities in the town centre.

Of those surveyed, 96% of our audience said they would recommend the Science Festival to others.

We also achieved over 500 items of press and broadcast media, reaching an audience of over 23 million.

I’m an avid fan of Cheltenham Science Festival. It is, without doubt, the premier science festival in the country because it is supported by pretty much everyone who cares about promoting science in Britain.

Professor Brian Cox