We have introduced a new category of season ticket this time. In addition to the Season A ticket which gives a top priced reserved seat for all concerts, we are introducing a Season ticket that gives a second priced reserved seat for all concerts (this is now the Season B). We will, of course, still offer the Season ticket that gives an unreserved ticket for all concerts (this is now the Season C ticket). Patrons’ and Friends’ season ticket applications will be processed in the appropriate priority period and General season tickets will be processed just prior to other General bookings.
A top price seat for all concerts including all lunchtime recitals. The full value is £543 but these are offered at £380 – 30% discount.
A second price seat for all concerts including all lunchtime recitals. The full value is £468 but these are offered at £327 – 30% discount.
An unreserved seat for all concerts including all lunchtime recitals. The full value is £373 but these are offered at £223 – 40% discount.
The system operates as follows:
- Envelopes are dated as they come in and filed as ‘Patrons’, ‘Friends’, ‘Season’, or ‘General’ bookings.
- As each of the booking periods open those forms are processed in the order in which they were received.
- Patrons’ and Friends’ season ticket applications will be processed in the appropriate priority period.
- General season tickets will be processed just prior to other General bookings.
- Only after the General booking forms have been processed, will we then activate the ‘online’ booking facility
So, regardless of the category your form is in please return it ASAP. The sooner we get your form the better chance you have of getting the tickets you want.
Forms can be posted or delivered by hand to our office in the Old Police Station in Chipping Campden High Street. Hand delivered post can be left in the Festival post box on the ground floor next to the lift.
Because about 90% of tickets are sold during the early postal booking periods, and then online, a physical box office is only open during the period of the festival itself. At this time tickets will be on sale from our office on the second floor of the Old Police Station. The box office is normally open from 11am-3pm each festival day apart from weekends. However, it is dependent on volunteers, so there may be odd moments when it is not open.
If you find the office closed please leave booking forms in our post box on the ground floor next to the lift and we will process them as soon as possible.
At all other times please call the enquiry line 01386 849018. If we are not there please leave a message and we will call you back.
Extra booking forms can be downloaded from www.campdenmusicfestival.co.uk
NB. We respectfully request that you do not contact our home telephone as booking information is not available so it is frustrating for both you and us.
Receiving Your Tickets
There were a few occasions last year when confusion arose as to whether we were holding tickets for collection on the door or whether they had been posted to the customer. If booking online please remember to tick the ‘please post’ box if you want to receive them ahead of concert. If booking by post, the message below will appear on the booking form. When filling it in please remember to select one of the options:
- Please post tickets to me (remember to enclose a stamped addressed envelope) If applying for more than 10 tickets please send a large SAE with 2 x 1st class stamps.
- Please hold tickets for collection on the door.
NB If no SAE is enclosed your tickets will automatically be held for collection on the door.
R = reserved (numbered seating)
U = unreserved (un-numbered seating)
S = Student
‘Unreserved’ means you are guaranteed a seat, but they are not numbered. Some have a slightly restricted view, so come early; but it is not possible to secure them before the doors open approx 45 minutes before the concert.
Tickets are not refundable, except in the case of cancellation of a performance. We make every endeavour to ensure that works performed are as advertised, but artists reserve the right to alter their programmes and no refunds can be made on the basis of them playing a different programme from the one advertised.
We accept tickets for resale only when performances are completely sold out. If we succeed in reselling tickets, an administration charge of £5 will be made per pair of tickets. Please contact the box office 01386 849018.
Tickets are transferable but student tickets can only be passed on to an adult if the excess sum is paid to the festival. Student tickets are offered to those under the age of 25 in full time training.
If you purchase a season ticket and find you cannot attend on certain nights please try to pass them on to a friend or return them to us for re-distribution. We do not offer a refund on returned season tickets but it is always sad to see empty seats at a sell-out concert.
Patrons’ priority opens 6 Jan
Gold Friends’ priority on 13 Jan
Silver Friends’ priority on 20 Jan
Season tickets on 24 Jan
General booking on 27 Jan
We are able to claim gift aid relief on Patrons’, Friends’, Orchestra and other donations (but not on tickets sales).
If you are able, please complete the gift aid box on the booking form. Chipping Campden Music Festival Registered Charity No 1109991
Due to tightening up on Bank regulations it is now important that any cheques are made out exactly as our registered account name. In future, cheques must be made payable to – Chipping Campden Music Festival – as any other wording will be rejected by the bank N.B. the system we used previously where you were able to send a cheque with the words ‘a sum not to exceed’ and we filled in the appropriate amount, is no longer acceptable with the bank so please do not use that format. We understand that a lot of you like to use cheques but it may be simpler to put your credit or debit card numbers on the booking form. That way, if we have to offer lower priced tickets than requested, we can process the sale for the exact amount which avoids having to send refunds.