Booking Information

Owing to the Coronavirus pandemic, our 2021 offering of arts and culture will look a little different. Concerts will take place in four of our regular larger venues - St. Andrew’s in GrintonSt. Mary’s in RichmondTennants in Leyburn and St. Andrew’s in Aysgarth. Concerts will be just 60 minutes long and we’re offering each concert TWICE to enable audiences to be socially-distanced and the venues to be cleaned between shows. Please read the guidelines below before making your booking.

  • Tickets must be booked online.
  • Please book tickets only for those in your household ‘bubble’.
  • ​Seating will be pre-allocated this year. Where possible those in your bubble will be seated together. The bubbles will be appropriately distanced from each other. 
  • We aim to allocate seats in the order of booking, beginning with the front of the venue and working backwards.
  • Please arrive no more than 20 minutes before the start time. There is no advantage in arriving earlier as seats will be pre-allocated.
  • We may need to contact you later to change your arrival time, so please check your emails.
  • You will be given your seat numbers on arrival at the event. 
  • Please bring your ticket with you.
  • Please note, there will be no intervals or refreshments at our events this year.
  • All Covid-19 guidelines must be adhered to. We respectfully request that you wear a face covering.
  • Due to changing government regulations the programme and event guidelines are subject to change, so keep an eye on our website. 
  • We’re sorry that there can be no refunds or exchanges unless the performance is cancelled.
  • ‘Festival Friends’ will have a one-week priority booking period during which Single Friends can buy 2 tickets per event for those in their bubble and Joint Friends can buy 4 for those in theirs.

Help with your booking: due to the pandemic we are not able to operate a box office this year.  If you need help with your booking, please contact us by email.

Accessibility: if you have specific needs, and particularly if you use a wheelchair or have a companion dog, please make us aware at the time of booking and we will do our best to help. 

Parking: we appreciate that parking can be tricky at our venues. In some locations we are able to arrange parking but generally the earlier you arrive, the easier it is to park. We’d appreciate it if you could carshare where possible, and park with consideration for local residents. More detailed information is available about parking on the venues page.

Photography: unauthorised photography and recording is not permitted at Swaledale Festival events.

Swaledale Festival 2022: will run from Saturday 28 May to Saturday 11 June - our 50th birthday year!