Where and How to Book

Once the festival programme is live, we offer a number of different ways to book your event tickets: 

  • You can book your tickets online via the events page
  • You can book over the phone by calling our dedicated booking team 01274 044 140 (Mon – Fri: 9.30am – 4.30pm)
  • During the festival you can book in person at the Festival Hub in City Park from the 23 June

Please note: In person bookings must be made 30 minutes prior to start of the event and tickets will be subject to availability.

How it works

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. Tickets must be shown to gain entry to your event. 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 can be shown on a smartphone or other device at the event. You can also print these tickets at home if you would prefer.

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

Ethical Ticketing Policy & Free Tickets

Here at Bradford Literature Festival we are committed to making all our events inclusive and accessible, which is why our ticket prices remain low and why many of our events are free, ensuring that as many people as possible can access the festival as possible. 

Where free tickets are available, this will be clearly displayed on the ticket-purchasing page alongside the standard pricing options. 

You may be asked to make a deposit of £1 to secure your ticket. This will be refunded automatically after you have attended the event. Refunds will not be issued to those who do not attend. 

Are you entitled to free tickets? People who can access free tickets include:  

  • Disability – anyone in receipt of a disability benefit or other support (carers attend for free, see below) 
  • Student – anyone over the age of 16 who is in full-time education 
  • Senior Citizen – anyone over the age of 65 (if a state pension is your sole source of income you are eligible to attend for free, see below)
  • Benefits recipients – anyone who is in receipt of a government-issued benefit and/or lives in social housing
  • Refugees and asylum seekers – anyone with current UK refugee or asylum-seeker status
  • Carers – if you are accompanying a disabled audience member who requires additional support 
  • Teachers and Educators – we may also be able to provide free tickets for your students 

*Proof required 

If you have purchased a concession ticket, you may be asked to provide proof of appropriate concession status to gain entry to the event. 

We accept the following forms of identification: 

  • Disability – letters from Disability Support Services, Personal Independence Payment (PIP) letters, appropriate travel/leisure cards, and blue badges. 
  • Student – a valid student card. We accept NUS as well as cards issued by your school, college or university. 
  • Senior citizen – photographic ID which can include a passport, driver’s license, bus pass or other form of recognised identification. 
  • State pension – we appreciate that it may not be possible to prove that a state pension is your sole source of income, therefore we operate an honesty policy for this ticket concession. 
  • Benefits recipient – a recent letter or any government document (dated within three months) which states that you are in receipt of benefits, or living in social housing. 

Please do not worry if you don’t have the above stated documentation. You can contact us ahead of your visit for advice and we will always look to accommodate your needs.  

Additional Booking Requirements

Do you have any specific booking requirements or queries? Such as: 

  • Group Bookings 
  • Access requirements

Please contact our Box Office on boxoffice@bradfordlitfest.co.uk to discuss your requirements and make a booking.