From our Artistic Director

The festival is upon us and the news for festival Friends and supporters is hugely positive in the light of the most recent announcements from the government.

We initially limited sales to 50% of venue capacities, but we have happily been able to release additional tickets for events from 19 July onwards that will result in new capacity limits of 75% for indoor and 80% for outdoor events. We hope that keeping a cap on numbers to these levels will continue to give you the confidence you will be looking for as we begin to enjoy greater freedoms. It will also allow the many people currently on our waiting lists – and many others besides - to attend the Festival.

We will still be asking audiences to wear masks in our indoor venues and to respect the social distancing behaviours, but by releasing these extra tickets we hope to create as near a normal festival as possible.

It will take our box office team a while to call everyone on our waiting lists but once we have done so, we will release any additional tickets for sale - please bear with us, we happily have 100s of calls to make!

Happy festivalling!
Stewart Collins and the Festival Team