How to book tickets for the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival

Tickets can be bought online, at the telephone box office or in person up to one hour before the event. You will receive an email ticket, which is all you require for entry. We will also have a record of your name and purchase on the door. Mobile tickets and posted tickets are also available for a small extra charge for those who purchase online or at the telephone box office. For enquiries about tickets you have purchased email:

Online: Please visit

In person: Oxford Visitor Information Centre, Broad Street, Oxford (an agents’ booking fee of £1.50 will be added to all sales through the visitor centre).

Telephone:  0333 666 3366 (an agents’ booking fee of £1.50 will be added to all telephone sales).

Festival box office: The box office in the festival marquee will be open during the festival. Any remaining places will be sold on the door.

Note: We strongly recommend that all festival-goers purchase their tickets well before the events to avoid disappointment.

Disabled access: All venues have disabled access. Wheelchair spaces can be booked online.

General information: Unless otherwise stated, events last approximately one hour.

Note:We strongly recommend that all festival-goers purchase their tickets well before the events to avoid disappointment. Many of our events do sell out.

As always, please make sure you arrive in plenty of time, particularly for the big events at the Sheldonian Theatre. Floor plan of the Sheldonian Theatre.

As with any large event involving hundreds of participants, it is inevitable that some speakers will have to cancel at the last minute due to illness, bereavement or other circumstances beyond their control. Full refunds will be made for any cancelled events, and the festival will try to find alternative speakers if time allows. Refunds for cancelled events can only be made through the original point of sale.

Unless otherwise stated, events and panel discussions last one hour.

The FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival reserves the right to change venues, alter the programme or substitute writers if circumstances dictate. Tickets are not refundable and cannot be exchanged.

Children’s Events

Ticket prices shown are for children and adults. There are no concessions. Children under two are admitted free. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult (aged 18 or over); the festival cannot accept responsibility for the safety of unaccompanied children. The accompanying adult must have a valid ticket.

Children over 13 cannot be responsible for younger children, although they may attend events alone as long as they are taken to and collected from the specific event venue.

Disabled access

Please check our location and travel page for information on disabled access for each event. Please advise of any special requirements when booking or by emailing Wheelchair spaces are available through the normal booking process.