Unfortunately no dogs are allowed on site, including in the car park, with the exception of Assistance dogs.

TICKETS

A Day Entry Ticket or Weekly Entry Ticket is required for all customers on all days. Talk tickets, meal tickets and other experience tickets are payable in addition.

Weekly Entry Tickets are on sale now, please CLICK HERE to purchase.

Day Entry and Talk Tickets are on sale from mid April.

Subject to availability, yes. Please come to the Box Office at the site and we will be very happy to help you. Please allow extra time in case of queues.

Monday & Tuesday at 3:30pm
Wednesday at 9:30am
Thursday at 9am
Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 9:30am

Fore more details visit the Contact & Travel page.

The Festival site is on a working farm on the southern edge of Broad Chalke. The nearest towns are Salisbury (9 miles to the east) and Shaftesbury (12 miles to the west) and Blandford (18 miles to the south).

Trains run to Salisbury every 1/2 hour from London (please allow at least 45 minutes from the station to the Festival).

Number 29 bus runs between Salisbury (from Blue Boar Row in Salisbury) and Shaftesbury Monday – Saturday. There is a request stop by the Church in Broad Chalke then follow signs to the festival. The walk to the Festival from the request stop is about a third of a mile.

Taxis are available from Salisbury:

Valuecars:  01722 50 50 50

All The Sevens 01722 777777

Spire Travel: 03333 442700

Driving – there will be a one-way system in place so please allow extra time, especially at the weekend, to reach the Festival. Please follow the signs to the Festival rather than your SatNav.

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GETTING TO THE FESTIVAL

Please visit the Contact & Travel page for more information.

The Festival site is on a working farm on the southern edge of Broad Chalke. The nearest towns are Salisbury (9 miles to the east) and Shaftesbury (12 miles to the west) and Blandford (18 miles to the south).

Trains run to Salisbury every 1/2 hour from London (please allow at least 45 minutes from the station to the Festival).

Number 29 bus runs between Salisbury (from Blue Boar Row in Salisbury) and Shaftesbury Monday – Saturday. There is a request stop by the Church in Broad Chalke then follow signs to the festival. The walk to the Festival from the request stop is about a third of a mile.

Taxis are available from Salisbury:

Valuecars:  01722 50 50 50

All The Sevens 01722 777777

Spire Travel: 03333 442700

Driving – there will be a one-way system in place so please allow extra time, especially at the weekend, to reach the Festival. Please follow the signs to the Festival rather than your SatNav.

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More information is available on the contact page.

Monday & Tuesday at 3:30pm
Wednesday at 9:30am
Thursday at 9am
Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 9:30am

All parking is free at the Festival. There will be separate disabled parking closer to the Entrance (please bring your blue badge) and there will be a separate parking area for Friends (Festival Memberships) and Speakers.

Please note that for security reasons, random bag searches may be undertaken upon entry to the Festival.

AT THE FESTIVAL

Please click here to download a map of the festival site. These will be printed and available to pick up at the festival each day as well.

No. Staff will be on hand to help you at each talk. Friend’s Membership allows early entry into the talks.

As well as our pre-booked Dining Tent there will be many concession food stands, coffee/tea stands and a bar. In the dining tent there will be two separate sittings. There will be a 45 minute break between sittings to allow for cleaning and re-laying.

You are very welcome to bring your own picnics and there will be places to sit. Please do not bring alcohol, there is a bar on site.

Yes, there will be the usual tented bar area at the heart of the site.

Yes. Waterstones will be at the Festival for the whole week. Friends are entitled to 10% discount – you must show your Friends Membership card.

We welcome wheelchair users, but please note the Festival is in a field and subject to the weather, there are not any covered walkways between the tents. There is disabled parking available. We also have disabled toilets, wide aisles to accommodate wheelchairs and plenty of willing volunteers who will be happy to help, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Mobility Scooters need to be prebooked via the ticket office. tickets@chalkefestival.com

Yes, available in both of the two main tents.

The festival is in a field and subject to the weather. There aren’t any covered walkways so please come prepared – it can get muddy although the chalk drains quickly.

Assistance dogs will be allowed with proof of requirement in the form of government issued ID card.

OTHER Q&A

If you have lost something at the festival, please let the team know at lostproperty@chalkefestival.com. Please provide as much detailed information about the item so we can ensure we identify the correct item.

Camping and Glamping options and all information is available here.

Membership support will go towards ensuring the longevity of the Festival, and support the Chalke Valley History Trust and its mission to further the education and enjoyment of history through world-class historians, educators and interactive history experiences. There are 2 types of membership – a standard Friends Membership and the Plantagenet Membership. Click here for more information.

The festival site is on a working farm and we leave it exactly as we find it. All the rubbish generated by the festival is taken away, sorted and recycled.