How to book tickets for the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival, and how to use and claim credits.
Tickets can be bought online or at the telephone box office 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. Any returned tickets for sold-out events will go back on public sale. For enquiries about tickets you have purchased email: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a student price category available to students with a recognised student card and to under 18s in education.
Online: Please visit www.oxfordliteraryfestival.org
Telephone: 0333 666 3366 (an agents’ booking fee of £1.80 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 (cash and exact change only).
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.
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.
To purchase tickets using a credit you claimed for cancelled events at the 2020 festival:
- enter the code you received by email in the box for discount codes when buying online
- quote the code when buying over the telephone or in person.
Codes are valid until 30 September 2024 and can only be used once. If you don’t spend your credit in one go, please email email@example.com and we will issue a new code for the balance.
If you would like to claim a credit for cancelled 2020 events, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and quote your six-figure ticket reference numbers and the amount of credit you are claiming.
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.
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 email@example.com Wheelchair spaces are available through the normal booking process.