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The majority of event tickets are on sale from Bath Box Office (See programme for details of events on sale at other locations)

  • Online: www.bathboxoffice.org.uk
  • By email: bathboxoffice@bathtourism.co.uk
  • 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)

Tickets not on sale at Bath Box Office are indicated on our website and also in the programme.


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


Travel information

Bath will be very busy on Saturday, so we recommend you allow extra time for your journey.

Find out about travelling to Bath by car, train, coach and plane. The main train station is Bath Spa, the closest airport is Bristol there is quite a lot of parking but it fills up quickly, National Express has coaches to and from Bath.

In addition, the GoEuroLogo_Goeuro-400 Rail Planner App is also a great way to research different transport options to and from Bath.



Parking in Bath The closest car park to the Royal Crescent lawn (the starting point for the Promenade) is Charlotte Street which is for long term parking.  Park in the top section for the shortest walk to the start in the Royal Crescent. It is also the closest to the Jane Austen Centre, where the minibus tours start from. Many of our events are held at the Mission Theatre in Corn Street which is opposite Avon Street car park, very handy.

Park and Ride Will be very busy on Saturday 15th September with visitors to the city. Allow plenty of time to park and catch the bus, we suggest at least one hour from parking the car to getting into the city centre plus walking time from the bus stop to the Royal Crescent.



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 2018 we are full – thank-you
We need help with running the Festival and are looking for volunteers who are happy to check tickets, work behind a bar, hand out food, dress up, clear up, set up and generally do almost anything. In return you will receive free entry to events and have a fabulous though exhausting time. Applicants MUST be available for dates from 14th to 23rd September 2018 and over 18 years of age. Further details and to apply please email Rachel Beswick assistantjafestivalbath@gmail.com

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 full for 2018 but do contact us for 2019.

Contact: Jackie Herring – Festival Director
By email: jackie@janeausten.co.uk
By post:    The Jane Austen Festival, Widcombe Institute, Widcombe Hill, Bath BA2 6AA

More information in our guide to the festival