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Tickets

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: tickets@oxfordliteraryfestival.org

We have a new student price category for this year’s festival. This is available to students with a recognised student card and to under 18s in education.

Online: Please visit www.oxfordliteraryfestival.org

In person: Oxford Visitor Information Centre, Broad Street, Oxford (an agents’ booking fee of £1.75 will be added to all sales through the visitor centre).

Telephone:  0333 666 3366 (an agents’ booking fee of £1.75 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. Many events do sell out. The marquee box office can get busy, particularly in the run-up to events starting.

Disabled access: All venues have disabled access. Wheelchair spaces can be booked online and include a place for a carer.

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. We will email you in advance to warn you of significant changes, such as to venues, times and speakers. Please also check the website for the latest details about the venue for your booked event as these are sometimes subject to change.  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 tickets@oxfordliteraryfestival.org Wheelchair spaces are available through the normal booking process.

 

FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford BBC World Service International radio partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Head of Zeus The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Italian Cultural Institute HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture British Academy BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner Earthwatch Europe Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Jill Dunsmore New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Jesus College St Hilda’s College St John’s College St John's College The Queen’s College The Queen's College Exeter College Exeter College Hertford College Keble College Keble College Oxford Brookes University Said Business School University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Princeton University Press Felicity Bryan Associates University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Conference Oxford Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Oxford University Press Floris of London Critchleys City Audio Visual Eynsham Hall Macdonald Bear Hotel Sloane Club Ashmolean Museum British Humanist Association The Story Museum Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Liaison Financial Services Steer

FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival partners & sponsors

FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford BBC World Service International radio partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Head of Zeus The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Italian Cultural Institute HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture British Academy BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner Earthwatch Europe Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Jill Dunsmore New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Jesus College St Hilda’s College St John’s College St John's College The Queen’s College The Queen's College Exeter College Exeter College Hertford College Keble College Keble College Oxford Brookes University Said Business School University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Princeton University Press Felicity Bryan Associates University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Conference Oxford Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Oxford University Press Floris of London Critchleys City Audio Visual Eynsham Hall Macdonald Bear Hotel Sloane Club Ashmolean Museum British Humanist Association The Story Museum Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Liaison Financial Services Steer