Tickets for Bradford Literature Festival events are sold on an individual event basis, therefore tickets must be purchased separately for each event that you wish to attend.

Entry to some events and workshops will be free, where this is the case it will be clearly indicated within the event listing.

If an event does not sell out, the remaining tickets will be available on the day and can be purchased from the Festival Hub in City Park, however we strongly advise that you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Children under the age of 2, who do not require a seat, do not require a ticket.

Tickets must be produced to gain entry to your event, however, tickets need not be printed if you are able to produce them on a smart phone or other device.


Ticket Prices

The price of tickets may vary and will be clearly stated against each individual event listing. All ticket prices are inclusive of VAT.

Please note: as part of our commitment to being an environmentally ethical festival, we do not post out paper tickets as standard. Tickets will be sent via email and need not be printed if you are able to produce them on a smart phone or other device.


Booking Online 

Tickets can be purchased online via the festival website. All tickets purchased online will be received via email.

Booking by Phone

Tickets can be purchased over the phone via the festival box office. Tickets will be sent via email where possible, however, in certain circumstances, may be sent via post if required.

Box Office Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday

9:30am – 5pm

Telephone No: 01274 238525

Booking in Person

Throughout the festival, tickets will be available for purchase in person at the Festival Hub in City Park, and will also be available on the door.

Group Bookings

For group bookings, including schools and community groups, please contact us directly at the following email address:

Access Requirements

If you are registered disabled, you are entitled to a free ticket for your support worker or chosen companion. Please let us know in advance if you have any specific requirements. You can contact the festival staff directly by calling us on our box office number.


Terms & Conditions

Refunds and Cancellations

Please ensure that all tickets are checked upon receipt. Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged.

If an event is cancelled, Bradford Literature Festival will announce the details as soon as possible and ticket holders will be contacted by a member of the festival team via the email address/ telephone number provided. Therefore, please ensure that all contact details are current and correct and make sure to check the website regularly for updates. Refunds will be issued within 28 days.


Please endeavor to arrive early where possible. We do not guarantee that late comers will be admitted to an events once the event has started. Bradford Literature Festival reserves the right to refuse admission to any performance until a suitable break. Free events may have limited capacity and entry cannot be guaranteed so please arrive within plenty of time.

Filming and Photography

Please be advised that filming and/or photography will be taking place throughout the festival. The films/photographs taken may be used by the festival for marketing and communication purposes, including promotional materials, via social media channels and on our website. If you do not wish to be filmed or photographed, please collect a coloured sticker and/ or lanyard from the festival hub, or at any of our event venues. If you are captured on camera wearing a sticker and or lanyard, we commit to ensuring that your image will be blurred, removed or deleted to ensure your privacy.

Children’s Policy

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all events. While Bradford Literature Festival maintains a child protection policy we cannot act in loco parentis, or take responsibility, for an unsupervised child.

Events for Children

Please adhere to the age range specified for children’s and family events. Children under 16 must be accompanied at all times by a responsible person aged 18 or over. We keep our prices as low as possible to allow for this. Any such person may accompany a maximum of 6 children to an event.

The Lost Child Point

There will be a Lost Child point situated at the Festival Hub in Centenary Square. It is up to the parent to check this point in the first instance of a child being lost.