Booking information

The Hay Festival Winter Weekend take place 23 – 26 November 2023.

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How is the festival ticketed?

You buy tickets for individual events. It’s advisable to book tickets in advance as we expect many events to sell out. Check the website or call the box office for availability

Booking Online

The best way to book is online


At the checkout you can choose how you would like to receive your tickets.

PRINT AT HOME - Choose self-print tickets if you are purchasing several tickets for more than one person. You will be emailed your tickets as soon as your order is completed.

E-TICKET FOR MOBILE - Choose mobile tickets and we will email your tickets shortly before your event(s) for you to present on your mobile device at the festival. Please do not choose this option if you are booking several tickets for more than one person as they cannot be forwarded or shared.

Booking by telephone

Call the box office on 01497 822 629. It will help us to process your order more efficiently if you have ready the event numbers that you are booking for.

The telephone is answered 9am–5pm Monday to Friday and all day until late during the Winter Weekend, if you do not get through straight away, please leave a message and a member of the Box Office staff will call you back.

Booking in person

You can purchase tickets directly at the Hay Festival Box Office. During the run up to the festival, the Box Office is located in The Drill Hall, 25 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye, HR3 5AD, normal Box Office opening hours are 9am–5pm Monday to Friday. During the festival, the box office will be located in the Great Hall at Hay Castle, and will be open from the first event until the last.

Methods of payment

We accept credit and debit cards including Visa, Mastercard and Amex. Cash payments accepted in person only, please do not send us cash by post.

Box office tel – 01497 822 629
Email –

Other details

All ticket prices include VAT. A handling charge of £3.50 applies to all orders for in-person events only.

Please check at the box office during the Winter Weekend for any changes.

All programme details are correct at the time of publication. We reserve the right to change programmes and artists if circumstances dictate. In the event of cancellations tickets will be refunded. Tickets cannot be accepted for refund or resale. The management reserves the right to refuse admission.

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