The programme for the 2015 Festival (27-31 August) was announced in March. Last month our wonderful Festival Friends – this year more than 90 – were rewarded for their generous loyalty with priority booking. Last week we opened postal booking to the public and, from 11 May, tickets can be bought by phone (01636 812933) and over the counter at the Cathedral Shop on Church Street, Southwell.
In preparing this year’s Festival we were acutely aware of the disappointment that tickets went so quickly last year. As a result we are starting the 2015 Festival a day earlier – on Thursday – so as to programme more performances and increase the number of tickets available by about a third. It’s worth remembering that half the events at this year’s Festival are free and for these tickets are not required at all.
The public’s response to this year’s programme has been enthusiastic to say the least: the value of tickets bought to date is more than twice that at the same time last year. As a result seats for most ticketed events in the State Chamber and The Stage at the Old Theatre Deli are available on a ‘Returns Only’ basis and concerts in the Minster are selling strongly.
So if you have not already booked tickets we strongly recommend that you do so shortly. The Cathedral Shop has a waiting list for cases where no tickets are immediately available.
We look forward to seeing you in August.