Ethical Pricing Policy

Here at BLF, we are committed to making all our events as inclusive and accessible as possible, which is why our ticket prices remain low and why many of our events are free. Thanks to our ethical pricing policy, 57% of our tickets were given for free or at a significant discount, allowing even more people access to the festival.

For more information about the discounts and concessions available, and to check your eligibility, please read (and share!) the following information.


Discounted tickets are available to standard-priced events only. If the event is eligible for a discount, this will be clearly displayed on the ticket-purchasing page alongside the standard pricing options.

  • Disabled – anyone in receipt of a disability benefit or other support.
  • Student – anyone over the age of 16 who is in full-time education.
  • Senior Citizen – anyone over the age of 65.


Free tickets are available for many festival events. 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.

  • State pension – anyone with a state pension as their sole source of income.
  • 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.

The following tickets are free, but must be purchased via the Box Office on 01274 238525

  • 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.

Is there another reason you can’t attend? Contact us and ask if we can help!

We encourage our Box Office team to be autonomous. They understand there are a variety of factors that might make you unable or anxious about attending the festival. Please remember that we are here to help! We are able to make decisions on a customer-by-customer basis, and whilst we cannot guarantee that you will be issued a free ticket, we can guarantee that we will do everything we can to understand and accommodate your needs.

Community & School Groups

We love to welcome community and school groups to our events! We may be able to arrange free tickets or preferential seating. Contact our Box Office on 01274 238525 to speak to a member of the festival team.

*Proof required

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

We accept the following forms of identification:

  • Disabled – 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. 

Contact Us


Telephone: 01274 238525