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How to Book

Online Booking is available 24/7 via our website. Tickets are currently on general sale for The Times and Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival.
For details of how to book online, visit our online booking page

By Phone
Box Office line on 01242 850270 during Box Office open hours, 10am – 4pm.
The box office can be contacted 24/7 throughout the Literature Festival by using our Contact Us Form or by emailing

In Person
There will be a pop-up Box Office at the Festival Village on Montpellier Gardens. The team will be ready to welcome you to the Box Office for the duration of the Festival.
Sales will be card only. We currently only accept payment via Visa or Mastercard.
Please find below the opening times for our onsite box office in Montpellier Gardens.
Friday 8th October 2021 : 9:30am – 7:00pm
Saturday 9th October 2021: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday 10th October 2021: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Monday 11th October 2021: 9:30am – 7:00pm
Tuesday 12th October 2021: 9:30am – 7:00pm
Wednesday 13th October 2021: 9:30am – 7:00pm
Thursday 14th October 2021: 9:30am – 7:00pm
Friday 16th October: 9:30am – 7:00pm
Saturday 17th October: 9:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday 18th October: 9:00am – 7:00pm

Please note:

  • We do not accept orders made by post or email. Post and email ticket requests will not be processed.
  • All ticket orders are subject to booking fees. Booking fees apply per order and not per ticket. For the complete information on transaction fees please visit Fees, Discounts and Refunds

For details on how we are making our ticketing contactless see Receiving Your Tickets


By card: We accept payments by Visa, Mastercard and Maestro. We cannot take payment by American Express or Diners Card.

Please consider making a donation

Cheltenham Festivals is a not-for-profit organisation and we rely on contributions from customers to ensure the continuation of the Festivals each year. We ask all our supporters if they are able to help us with a donation when they are booking with us and we suggest an amount of 10% of the order total.