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Table of Events

Box Office is open from 10.00am to 4.00pm  Mon, Tue, Wed – Fri; Sat from 10.00am to 1pm.
Closed Sundays, Wednesdays and Bank Holidays.
Tel 01531 636232


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Changes to Online booking

This year we are introducing a new online booking system.  This is incorporated into our own website so, unlike in previous years, when booking tickets you will remain on our website and you will be able to freely browse the event listings without losing the contents of your shopping ‘cart’.  On some screens the ‘continue’ or ‘pay now’ buttons may be hidden off the bottom of the screen – please scroll down if you can’t see one.

With changes to legislation due (GDPR) and also repeated problems in previous years with people forgetting passwords and login details, we will not be requiring purchasers to create user accounts in order to buy tickets online.  Online purchasers will be required to provide a valid email address in order for us to send the booking confirmations and tickets.  Unless you positively choose to have this address added to our mailing list, we will only use this email address for the purpose of processing your booking.

If you book online you will normally have a link to your tickets emailed to you so you can print them at home.  All tickets have a unique identifier so please don’t be tempted to print twice as our stewards will know who is expected to attend. If you don’t have a printer you can choose to have them printed in our box office for collection (no charge).  There is also an option for us to print and post tickets to you, for which we charge a postage and handling fee.  Please allow 4 working days for them to arrive if you select this option.

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***PLEASE NOTE A TIME CHANGE FOR EVENT 37.Love Songs of WW3 – A Tribute to Adrian Mitchell this event will now run from 8pm – 9.15pm

Ledbury Poetry Festival Reading Circle

 7pm – 9pm, The Master’s House Panelled Room in Ledbury. FREE.

Upcoming Reading Circle dates are:
Tuesday 22 May, 7pm – 9pm
Tuesday 19 June, 7pm – 9pm

In this friendly and relaxed session Chloe Garner will bring along some poems by poets who will be appearing at the 2018 Festival. This is a chance to read, chat about and enjoy poems as a group. The session also gives an opportunity for those who want to share their poem in progress with the group. The Reading Circle is a way to discover new poets and poems.

Ledbury Poetry Salons!

7pm – 9pm, 
The Panelled Room in The Master’s House, £5 (on the door)

Do you want to discover more about poetry? Have you been looking for a place to perform your own poetry? Why not come along to this Ledbury Poetry Salon, which includes an Open Mic and Featured Poets. This is a chance to perform your poems to a friendly and welcoming audience and to meet other writers. Expand your enjoyment of poetry through readings and conversation! Try out poems in progress or bring along your tried and tested favourites!

Tuesday 5 June with featured poet Jacqui Rowe (postponed from 3 April)
Jacqui Rowe has had four poetry pamphlets published and her poems have appeared widely in magazines, such as Tears in the Fence, Bare Fiction. The Interpreter’s House, and Poetry Review. She has also read her own poems on Radio 4’s Poetry Please. hosted by Roger McGough. Her first full collection, Blink, is published by V Press. Co-founder and co-editor of the award-winning independent press, Flarestack Poets, she is a sought after mentor for other poets and a tutor for the Poetry School.


Listen to previous Poetry Salons including Gregory Leadbetter, Rhiannon Hooson, Nichola Deane, Pia Tafdrup, Philip Gross, Deborah Alma, Cliff Yates, Yvonne Green, David Clarke, Myra Connell, Maitreyabandhu, Carrie Etter, Damian Walford Davies and Adam Horovitz.

Poetry Salon Podcasts



Read all about Ledbury Poetry Festival in 2017

  • record audiences!
  • fantastic international programme
  • everything the festival does in schools and the community
  • massive community involvement

…and much much more.

A riveting feel-good read!

Click here to read the full report.

bury Poetry Festival has some special offers for you.

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Become a Friend of Ledbury Poetry Festival

If you are interested in becoming a Friend of Ledbury Poetry Festival please contact Sandra our Finance Manager on 01531 636232 (email or you can visit the Friends page where you can now sign up on-line.


Some of our Sponsors

Arts Council England Versopolis
 The Pennington-Mellor-Munthe
Charity Trust