Visit and Booking Information

Here you will find useful information about booking with Cheltenham Festivals, how to get in touch with us and practical information for visiting the Festivals, including venue locations, local transport and car parking. Across the four Festivals there are more than a thousand events to choose from. Some basic planning with the help of the information in this section will ensure you can make the most of your time in Cheltenham.

Cheltenham Festivals is committed to running COVID safe events as we return to full capacity in October this year for The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival. Please see our full COVID guidance below.

Before Your Visit

Confirm your Covid-19 Status
Although there will be no formal COVID certification system in place in relation to your attendance, for the comfort and reassurance of all our guests we kindly request that all audience members over the age of 11 years take a COVID lateral flow test within 24 hours of their visit to the festival.

Check you have no Covid Symptoms
Please check you have no Covid-19 symptoms even if your lateral flow test result is negative.

Pack your face covering
While we can’t legally enforce the wearing of face coverings, we will ask our audiences to wear a face covering throughout their visit while indoors, except when eating and drinking or if they are medically exempt. Face coverings will also be available in all our venues.

During Your Visit

Be aware of those around you
During your visit please be aware of those around you, especially in busier areas and when queueing.

Hand hygiene
During your visit please use the hand sanitiser stations and wash your hands regularly.

Tented Venue ventilation
All our temporary venues have been fitted with upgraded ventilation systems with advanced filters.

Contactless payments
We are encouraging contactless payment throughout the festivals to minimise contact.

For a comprehensive guide to the Regency town of Cheltenham, please use the Visit Cheltenham website where you will find places to stay, a list of all the independent pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants, a history of the town, ideas of extra things to do while you are here and special offers too.

To find out what else is on in the area, visit Gloucestershire’s online lifestyle magazine