Booking Information

  • Advanced ticket purchase is advisable for all events.
  • Please book your tickets online.
  • For enquiries or help with your booking, please call our office on 01748 880019. The office is staffed most weekdays by a small team of part-time staff. If we aren’t available to answer please leave us a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
  • The Festival reserves the right to alter artists and programmes in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

Festival Box Office: during the Festival we operate a telephone and walk-in box office that is staffed every day from 10:00 - 16:00. Outside of these hours please leave a message and we will get back to you.

Please print out and bring your tickets to each event.

Refunds: our box office is run by a small team of part-time staff and volunteers.  Rather than having a sophisticated and expensive ticket booking system, which would mean charging a box office fee for every ticket booked, we operate our own in-house system.  Unfortunately, this means refunds or ticket changes are not possible.  Please check your tickets carefully before completing your order as mistakes cannot be rectified later.

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. Accompanying personal assistants / carers may be eligible for a complimentary ticket if you can provide disability documentation. Please call our office for more information.

Seating: seats are not numbered and therefore seat reservations are not possible. Exceptions are made for those with accessibility needs, please see above.

  • Doors open 30 minutes before the start of each event.
  • Unsold tickets may be available at the door; please contact us to check.
  • Due to the nature of church architecture, some seats may have a restricted view and you may want to bring a cushion for extra comfort.
  • Running time: afternoon events are generally around 60 minutes with no interval and evening events are generally between 120 and 150 minutes with a 20-minute interval.
  • Simple refreshments will be served at many of our venues; details will be on the relevant event page where possible.

Parking: we appreciate that parking can be tricky at our venues. In some locations we are able to arrange parking e.g. Grinton where you can follow the signs and park in the field near the bridge. 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.

Guided Walks: our walks are in high demand and early booking is advisable. In the event that a walk is sold out, you can call our office to add your name to the waiting list. You’ll need sturdy boots, waterproofs and a hat. For longer walks please bring lunch and water. Well-behaved dogs are welcome on a lead unless otherwise indicated. Coins for ticket machines are needed if starting from a car park. Published durations are approximate. Please note, places on the walks are in high demand, and where possible we encourage you not to drop out at the last minute if it can be avoided.