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Bookings and

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.

Sunday, 29 March 2015


Thursday 19th March was a decidedly chilly but dry day.

In the morning, Martin and crew set up this year’s banners in the Central Library courtyard; Andrea and her team put out the tasty spread; and I put on my gloves.

At midday, as the Town Hall clock struck twelve, the programme for this year’s Swindon Festival was unveiled. Yay!

To help us celebrate, Rachel told a story about why Truth and Story go hand in hand; Jacob and Ilaria showed that good feelings come when the body is in motion; and Teresa Page, the Mayor of Swindon, proved that spontaneity in speech is no bad thing.

We had a good time. If you want to, can you can watch it here.

We expect to have an ever better time from 4th to 16th May, day after day after day.

Hope you will join us.