We want our events to be as inclusive and accessible as possible, which is why a lot of our events are free or ‘pay as you feel’. For those that aren’t however, we are still offering free tickets to:

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.

Over 65s

We are also delighted to offer a 25% discount to Bradford Libraries Card Holders.


How to claim your free ticket

In order to claim your free ticket, using the appropriate discount code from the list below, purchase a ticket online or over the phone at a 60% discounted rate for the event(s) you would like to attend. Once you have attended the event(s), and shown proof of concession, we will refund the purchase price and booking fee that you have paid for the event.

How to claim your discounted ticket as a Bradford Libraries Card Holder

Simply book your tickets online as normal, enter the discount code at the checkout and your 25% discount will be applied. You will need to bring your library card with you on the day to gain entry to the event.


You may only purchase 1 ticket per event per proof of concession. If you have any queries about this then please contact the box office 01274 238374 or email info@bradfordliteraturefestival.co.uk. If you wish to book tickets for others that do not qualify as a concession, then these tickets must be purchased in a separate order.


Discount Codes

Students: studentdiscount2016

Benefits recipients: benefitsdiscount2016

Over 65s: oapdiscount2016

Bradford Library Card Holders: librarycard2016


Proof required for refund

When you attend the event, you will be registered and asked to present evidence of your concessionary circumstances. This must be in the form of

Students –  a valid student card.

Benefits recipients – a recently (within 3 months) dated letter confirming that you are on benefits or in social housing.

Over 65s –  photographic ID detailing that you are over the age of 65.

You will then be digitally refunded the remaining 40% of the ticket cost and the booking fee that you paid when buying your ticket(s). This will be refunded into the bank account that you paid from. Please note that refunds could take up to 30th June to be processed.


Terms and Conditions

If you fail to produce evidence to validate your discount at the door, you will 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 utilising the discount codes as there will be no exceptions!

Please note, as spaces at each event are limited, if you do not attend an event the money you have paid will not be refunded.

Our premium events The Bronte Heritage Tour, Yorkshire Adabee Forum Mushaira, Comedy Night, Bollywood Jazz, Sufiana Kalam and Lyrical Mehfil are exempt from discounts and will void discount codes if they are in your basket. Please complete orders for these events separately.