Hay Festival is the world’s leading festival of ideas, bringing readers and writers together in sustainable events to inspire, examine and entertain over 11 days in the book town of Hay-on-Wye. Returning for its first in-person spring event since 2019, the full Festival programme will be released online on Tuesday 5 April. More than 600 award-winning writers, global policy makers, pioneers and innovators are set to take part in conversations, performances and debates, while HAYDAYS events for families give young readers the opportunity to meet their heroes and get creative.
What to bring
Please bring your own low-backed seating. Picnics, sun hats, sun cream, sunglasses, raincoats and rain hats should all be considered!
This venue is fully accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Parking is very accessible at this venue.
Our performances continue in all but the very worst weather! On very rare occasions, it will not be possible for us to complete the performance, but we will never cancel a performance before the advertised start time.
Should the performance start and then be called off by the weather, no refund can be issued however if the weather is so bad that the performance cannot even begin, a full refund will be issued.
We will be adhering to the most up to date government guidelines relating to outdoor theatre. Our tour is ‘See It Safely’ compliant, please click here for more information. More information regarding our Covid safety planning can be found here. We want to make your continued attendance at live theatre as safe as possible and as enjoyable as possible for everyone.
We believe that all of our performances can be considered as relaxed. The lights don’t go down (until the sun sets!), the performances take place in the open air where there is plenty of space for audience members and all are welcome. We believe that theatre should be as accessible as possible and will be happy to talk to you about how we can make it accessible for you. If you have specific questions regarding your attendance at one of our performances please do not hesitate to get in contact with us so that we can help to welcome you. Contact details are here.
Only guide dogs/working dogs are permitted.
Hay Castle, Castle Street, Hay-on-Wye, Hereford, HR3 5DF