Welcome to Festival 2015


Booking Information & Notes

Friends Booking Opens 16th February

Public Booking Opens 5th March

The Festival box office is managed by the Corn Exchange, Newbury.

Tickets can be booked Online, in person at the Corn Exchange and by phone 0845 5 218218.

Seating plans are available to view on-line and for events with reserved seating, you will be able to select your own seat.

For events marked as unreserved, tickets may be booked in advance but seats are obtained on a 'first come first served basis'.

On this page -

  Booking Tips and Help Returns lists Standby Tickets
  Venue information Access Refunds
  Concessions Group Discounts Young Artists Lunch Time Series
  Free For Friends Festival Breaks Parking - Where to...


Booking Tips and Help

To Book More Events:

If you have booked the tickets you would like for one even but would like to add another, just click 'My Basket' or click the 'back' button twice.

Problems with website pages:

If your page doesn't refresh or you have last years Festival information on your screen: This is due to your 'cache' history and You will need to delete it.

To Clear cache on the page hold the Ctrl button and hit the F5 Key, it will then refresh.

Cant find a seat number:

You may need to click on the seating plan to get through to the page with the icons which enable you to choose a seat.

Returns List

If an event is sold out, you may like to put yourself on the returns list at the box office. Quite often we will be able to get a ticket for you closer to the date. We will do our best but it isn't guaranteed. If you would like to go on the returns list, for the event you would like to see, please call the box office on 0845 5 218218 or you can email 

We may contact you to offer you tickets and offers for other events going on during the festival.

Make sure you state the event you would like to go to and the date it is on.


Venue Information

We use many beautiful and historic buildings for our events which have their own idiosyncrasies. Churches may have a restricted view of the platform in some seats due to the pillars. Pews can be hard and you are welcome to bring a cushion. Venue maps available on request from the Festival Box Office. Click here to view our current venues.



Please see the venues individual pages for access details.


Full Wheelchair Access
Hearing Loop
Disabled Parking
Disabled Toilets

Standby Tickets

A limited number of unsold tickets for concerts at St Nicolas Church may be available on the night for £5. These will only be available on the door.


Students and unwaged (jobseeker’s allowance) £2 off full ticket price. Accompanied children under 16 half full adult price (except family concerts). Wheelchair users and the visually impaired receive a free companion ticket.


Group Discount

10% discount will be given on groups of 10 or more, booking 24 hours or more before the concert.



In the case of a sold-out event £1 per ticket will be payable on tickets returned for resale and exchange. The right is reserved to substitute artists and to vary programmes if necessary. It is regretted that in the event of alteration no refund can be made.


FREE for Friends

Friends of the Newbury Spring Festival booking 6 or more concerts, or tickets to the value of over £150, are entitled to a FREE Souvenir Programme book. Please request this at the time of booking.


Festival Breaks

Please contact the Tourist Information Office for up to date details of accommodation and restaurants in the area.

Tel number 01635 30267

Young Artists Lunchtime Recitals – Attendance Guidelines

The Festival suggests a minimum age of 5 years when children accompany adults and requests children are supervised at all times during the concert.


Parking in Newbury

Please follow this link to the West Berkshire council car parking page, which will have all the up to date information on where to park and how much it is.