Booking Information

Booking Information

How to Book

If you require a wheelchair access seat or extra assistance and/or are a carer for a disabled person please telephone the Festival Office on 01798 343055.

Please note, this will open up a new window and take you to our third-party booking site Ticketsolve where you can login to book tickets. You must be logged into your Ticketsolve account in order to make a booking.

If this is your first time booking online with the festival, you will first need to register. (The login/register link can be found in the top right hand corner of our third-party booking site Ticketsolve.)

From 2 October the Box Office is open for telephone bookings between the hours of 10:00 - 13:00, Tuesday to Saturday. Please call the Box Office on 01798 344576

Please visit our Venues page for information specific to each venue.


All events will be held live in Petworth. All events in St Mary’s Church and Seaford College, plus Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu’s Leconfield Hall event on Sunday 7 Nov, will also be available to watch online, either ‘live’ or recorded. Recorded events will be available to view from 24 hours after the event time shown in the brochure and on the website until Sunday 28 November*.
*Please note that Jeremy Vine's event will be LIVE ONLY (there will be no recording available due to copyright reasons).

FESTIVAL PASS - All online events £45

The full Festival Pass is like a season ticket and can only be used by the holder. The full Festival Pass holder will receive a link in their booking confirmation email which will take them to a 'viewing room' where they can view each individual online event once (either ‘live’ or recorded).


Unless otherwise stated, each event will consist of a 40 – 45-minute presentation from the author followed by an opportunity for questions and answers.

Online viewers who are watching ‘live’ may submit questions via the Q&A box situated beneath the viewing window. Viewers will still be able to watch the event while submitting questions, which will be relayed in real time to the speaker/interviewer.

After each event (apart from those at the URC) audience members may purchase the books and have them signed by the author at the Petworth Bookshop’s pop-up shop in the venue.

Please note: Prof A C Grayling is appearing by video link and will not be available to sign books.


On booking an online ticket via the Petworth Festival’s third-party booking site Ticketsolve (, you will be sent a link in your confirmation email which will take you to the online event. Events may either be watched ‘live’, as they happen, or from 24 hours after the event time in the brochure. Please note, it is not possible to pause or rewind events being watched live. Tickets are valid for one viewing only, either of the live streamed event or the recording. Events will be available to view online via the website until midnight on Sunday 28 November*. Online viewing tickets may be purchased until this date.
*Please note that Jeremy Vine's event will be LIVE ONLY (there will be no recording available due to copyright reasons).


To ensure the safety of our audiences, staff and authors we ask anyone who has not been doubly-vaccinated to do a lateral flow test before coming to the event. Please do not attend if the test is positive. We would appreciate if attendees would continue to wear masks. The majority of our events will be available to view online until 28 November.


St Mary’s Church, Petworth GU28 0AD

Leconfield Hall, Market Square, Petworth GU28 0AH United Reformed Church, 3 Damer’s Bridge, Petworth GU28 0AW

The Johnson Centre, Seaford College GU28 0NB

No intervals in any events. All venues have toilet facilities. All venues other than the URC have wheelchair access. URC has a stair lift from street level to the workshop spaces but regrettably the toilets are not wheelchair accessible.


Parking for St Mary’s, the Leconfield Hall and the URC is in the Petworth town car park (GU28 0AP, 2 minutes from the Leconfield Hall and 5 minutes from St Mary’s Church) or additional free parking at the Sylvia Beaufoy Centre (GU28 0ET). Please leave entrance to church free for emergency vehicles. Outside church please do not park half on the pavement – this is an offence. No parking in Lombard Street. Ample parking at Seaford College, but please leave extra time as Seaford’s private drive is long and narrow, which can cause delays.

Terms and Conditions:

Once purchased, tickets cannot be exchanged. Refunds are not given unless the event is cancelled.

The information contained in our brochures and on our website was correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to subsequent alteration.

The purchase of a ticket indicates permission for Petworth Festival Ltd to use photographs of events in which you might appear for publicity purposes. Please let Petworth Festival Ltd know immediately if you do not want your image used in this way.

All guidance regarding health and safety must be adhered to whilst attending our events. Thank you.

Photograph of our hard working Petworth Festival Box Office team!