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See details included with each event

Tickets for most events can be booked in advance either online, by phone, or from the venue box office.


For most events, you can book your tickets online by clicking the "Book this event online" link beside the event details. All bookable events can also be found in the May section at


To book by phone, call the number beside the event.


Or, on the day, tickets, if still available, can be bought on the door at each venue.

But please, with popular events, please check first for availability!

The ticket price in brackets applies to people entitled to concessions.


Most evening events scheduled at Swindon Arts Centre are available to buy as a double ticket at a reduced price. But these discounted tickets cannot be bought online. Should you wish to purchase double tickets, please call the box office on 01793 524481.

If you have any queries about booking or the Festival in general, please email us or ring 01793 771080.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

About to Launch Festival Number Twenty-Two!

Today, on a spring-like Tuesday afternoon, the Acorn Press van pulled into the farmyard and, hot off the press, disgorged its load of fifty boxes of Festival programmes and posters.

Opening a box was like opening a present, and what a present it was. Wow!

The cover has worked. It’s striking, unusual, and celebrates Swindon and its Central Library.

And the contents are celebratory too: a celebration of ideas. Terrific!

Tonight, six helpers, stuffing envelopes in the woodstove-warmed ex-cowshed, agreed.

We all love the programme, from the outside and the inside, and hope that you will too.

At midday on Thursday 19th March, launch time, Festival followers can see if they do.

It’s been a good Tuesday. And Swindon Town won, away.

Looking forward to meeting in May!

Matt Holland

PS. And now, a cartload of programmes is on its way to the local post office, from where they will be winging their way to you!