Booking and Tickets

Tickets for The Jane Austen Festival go on sale end of June/early July for the upcoming festival in September. Find out when the tickets are on sale through our website, or social media pages. For priority booking to ensure you get first choice of events, you can become a Festival Friend

To pre-book tickets

Most of the Jane Austen Festival event tickets are sold through the Bath Box Office. A few event locations sell their own tickets, see the programme for full details of where tickets are sold.

  • Online:
  • By email:
  • By telephone: +44(0)1225 463362
  • In person: Bath Box Office, Bath Visitor Information Centre, Bridgwater House, 2 Terrace Walk, Bath BA1 1LN Opening times: Monday – Saturday 9.30am to 5pm (Closed Sunday)

Ticket Collection

When purchasing your Festival tickets through the Bath Box Office, you will be asked how you would like to receive your tickets.

For UK Residents

  • Eticket option – print your own tickets at home
  • Collect your tickets in person from Bath Box Office, at least 48 hours prior to the event
  • Have your tickets posted to your home address

For Overseas Visitors

  • Eticket option – print your own tickets at home
  • Collect your tickets in person from Bath Box Office, at least 48 hours prior to the event
  • Please note Bath Box Office do not post tickets abroad

Tickets on the door/at the event

If an event is not sold out, tickets will be sold on the door on a first-come- first served basis 30 minutes prior to the start of the event. Event tickets bought on the door can only be paid for with correct cash.

It is always advisable to book tickets for the festival events. Very popular events such as the balls, workshops, mini bus tours, and theatricals sell out quickly, so booking is essential to ensure nobody is disappointed on the day. For additional security why not become a Festival Friend and receive priority booking.

Tickets for the Summer Ball (29th June 2019)

For more details about the Summer Ball click here



Maps & Festival Locations

Bath is in the South West of England around 90 miles from London. Maps to Bath and within Bath are available on our local tourism website: Visit Bath

Bath City Centre Map

Bath Area Map

Find out about the various  Festival locations with details of accessibility


For accessibility please see the venue list. Most venues are at least partly accessible. If using a wheelchair please advise the Box office and the venue so that suitable arrangements can be made for your comfort.

Get Involved

Volunteer Stewards – for 2019
The Jane Austen Festival relies on volunteers to help set up and steward events throughout the ten days of the Festival. These volunteers work hard in all sorts of capacities (taking tickets, preparing and clearing food and drinks, reading chapters of Jane Austen’s works to audiences and addressing the general public) and we are truly very lucky to have them. The Festival simply wouldn’t happen without them!

If you would like to help with the 2019 Jane Austen Festival, are over 18 and speak fluent English, please get in touch with Rachel Beswick on for further details and information.

Do you have a potentially interesting performance space we could use for free; a little spare cash, something you would like to donate in the way of costumes or props or indeed anything you think might be useful to the Festival, then we would love to hear from you.

Do you have an idea for an event at the Jane Austen Festival – no matter how outrageous it may seem do contact us, you never know you might be the highlight of next year. We are virtually full for 2019 but do contact us for 2020.

Contact: Jackie Herring – Festival Director
By email:
By post:    The Jane Austen Festival, Widcombe Institute, Widcombe Hill, Bath BA2 6AA