We are committed to making all our events as inclusive and accessible as possible, which is why our ticket prices remain low and many of our events are free.

We also offer discounted and concession tickets to the following groups*:

Registered Disabled

Over 65s

Students – this includes anyone, over the age of 16, who is in full time education.

Benefits recipients –  this includes anyone who is in receipt of a benefit and/or lives in social housing.

Refugees – this includes anyone with current UK refugee status.


Registered Disabled, Over 65s & Students

These ticket options are now available on each event listing and can be purchased in the same way as a standard ticket. Please ensure that you select the appropriate ticket type from the drop-down box provided.

Please note: a deposit of 40% is required in order to complete the booking process, this will then be refunded in full after the event has taken place. You must attend the event in order to receive your refund. Please note booking fee of £1.50 will be charged per transaction, this fee is non-refundable.

Benefits Recipients

If you are in receipt of benefits or currently live in social housing you can receive free tickets to Bradford Literature Festival events. For more information, or to book tickets, please contact a member of the festival team on the details below.


We work with refugee groups, both within Bradford and around the UK, to ensure that as many people as possible can access our events. If you are a refugee, or work with refugees, and would like to receive free tickets to Bradford Literature Festival events, please contact a member of the festival team on the details below.


Proof required

If you have purchased a concession ticket, you will be required to provide proof of appropriate concession status in order to gain entry to the event.

The following forms of identification are accepted:

Registered Disabled – letters from Disability Support Services, Personal Independence Payment (PIP) letters, appropriate Travel / Leisure Cards, and blue badges (although these should be left in your vehicle). Don’t worry if you do not have any of the above, please contact us ahead of your visit for advice.

Over 65s –  photographic ID which can include a passport, driver’s license, bus pass or other form of recognised identification.

Students –  a valid student card, we accept NUS as well as cards issued by your school, college or university.

Benefits Recipients – a recent letter or document (dated within 3 months) which states that you are in receipt of benefits, or living in social housing.

Upon providing the appropriate identification, you will be digitally refunded for both the price of the ticket and the booking fee. This will be processed into the bank account used to purchase your tickets. Please note that refunds can take up to 28 days.


Other Applicable Discount Codes

NHS Staff Discount – nhs*staff*2017

Bradford Council Staff Discount – bradford*mdc*2017

Bradford Library Card Holders –  blf*libraries*2017

PLEASE NOTE: You must bring an official staff/ members card as proof of entitlement in order to gain entry to our events. Discount should only be used per staff member/ card holder and should not be used to buy tickets for others. Any customer who arrives without the required proof may not be allowed entry to the event and we cannot offer a refund in these instances.

How to Apply Your Discount Code

Please input the code within the box provided during the booking process. Concession codes will apply the appropriate discount to all items within your basket, however please note that codes will not apply to some premium or limited ticket events.


Contact Us

Email: boxoffice@bradfordlitfest.co.uk

Telephone: 01274 238374


Concession Codes


Terms and Conditions

*May exclude premium or limited ticket events. Terms and conditions apply.

If you fail to produce the identification required to validate your discount you may be refused entry to the event and you will not receive a refund for the money you have already paid. Please bear this in mind when booking your tickets.

Please note, as spaces at our events are limited, you must attend the event in order to receive your refund.