Cliveden Literary Festival 2017 FAQs

How do I buy tickets?
Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here

How much are tickets?
Saturday £95, Sunday £85, Weekend £170

Prices include VAT and are subject to a booking fee.

Is there a student discount?
School children, students and student card holders will receive a 50% discount on the above prices.

Is there a senior citizens discount?
We do not offer a senior citizens discount.

What does the ticket price include?

  • Access to all the events on the day of entry
  • Access to the Cliveden Estate
  • An annual subscription to the iPad and iPhone edition of Vogue magazine at the discounted rate of only £12*
  • VAT at 20%

Full details here

Can I buy tickets for individual sessions?
No, tickets can only be purchased for either the Saturday, Sunday or the whole weekend.

How do I ensure I can attend the sessions that interest me most?
The best way to ensure a seat at any of the sessions is to get there early.  You can log your preferences at the time of purchasing your ticket but this does not guarantee you a seat.  Seating is allocated on a first-come first-served basis so please ensure you arrive in good time to avoid disappointment.

I’ve made a mistake on my ticket booking.  How do I rectify it?
You should be able to alter your booking on the Eventbrite website. Alternatively please email the Festival Office on info@clivedenfestival.org

I am no longer able to attend the Festival.  Can I cancel my ticket?
Tickets are non-refundable, however you can transfer your ticket to another person.  You can do this online or via the Festival Office.

Will I be allowed to leave and re-enter the Festival?
Yes, but please display your Festival badge at all times to ensure re-entry to the site.

What is the address for the Festival?
Cliveden House & Spa
Taplow, Berkshire
England SL6 0JF

How do I get to Cliveden?

Directions are here

Can I book a taxi?
Golden Executive Cars – Tel: 01628 622955.
Burnham Cars – Tel: 01628 665111
Riviera Cars – Tel: 01628 666777

What time is the first shuttle from the car park to the Festival?
The first shuttle on both days is at 8.30am.

What time is the last shuttle to the Festival parking?
The last shuttle to the car park departs from the Festival at 7pm on Saturday 14th October and 6pm on Sunday 15th October.

Is there disabled parking?
There are designated reserved parking bays available on the Grand Avenue close to the main entrance.  Spaces are bookable in advance.

Please email info@clivedenliteraryfestival.org or call us directly on +44 (0)7880 934145.

Where can I find something to eat and drink?
Details of food and drink available at the Festival can be found here

Can I bring my own food?
Yes.

Will there be cashpoints on site?
No, there are no cashpoints on site.  There will be facilities to use your credit/debit card at the Festival but please bring any cash that you might need with you.

What access provisions have been made for disabled visitors?

  • There are access ramps for steps into the main House.
  • Accessible toilets will be available beside the Clock Tower Marquee, Astor Grill Courtyard and behind the National Trust Orangery Cafe.
  • Hearing loops will be available in the Clock Tower Marquee.

Where are the toilet facilities at the Festival?
Male, female and disabled toilets are available adjacent to the Clock Tower Marquee and The Astor Grill Bar.  There are also facilities next to the National Trust Orangery Café, which is a short walk from the Festival grounds.

Is there a bookshop?
Yes, John Sandoe (Books) Ltd will be running the Festival bookshop, located in the Motor House, adjacent to the Astor Grill Bar and courtyard.

Will there be any book signings?
Authors will be signing copies of their book(s) at the Festival bookshop after their talks. Books can be pre-ordered and purchased via the website.

Will there be an opportunity to meet the speakers?
Many of our speakers will be signing books at the Festival bookshop immediately after their sessions.

Is there WiFi at the Festival?
Yes, details will be available at our Information Desk.

Are dogs allowed at the Festival?
Registered guide dogs or hearing dogs are welcome. 

Are there any prohibited items?
Guests are prohibited from bringing drones, unauthorised film equipment, illegal substances and disposable BBQ’s to the Festival.

Where do I find you on social media?
Our account is @clivedenlitfest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram #clivedenlitfest

Who is behind the Festival?
Details of the Festival committee can be found here