Tickets and Festival Passes cannot be refunded except on cancellation of an event by The English Music Festival for reasons within its reasonable control. All sales are final.
The English Music Festival shall not be liable for any failure or delay in performance of its obligations arising out of or caused, directly or indirectly, by circumstances beyond its reasonable control, including, without limitation, acts of God; earthquakes; fires; floods; wars; civil or military disturbances; acts of terrorism; sabotage; strikes; pandemics; epidemics; riots; power failures; computer failure and any such circumstances beyond its reasonable control as may cause interruption, loss or malfunction of utility, transportation, computer (hardware or software) or telephone communication service; accidents; labour disputes; acts of civil or military authority; governmental actions; or inability to obtain labour, material, equipment or transportation.
For the avoidance of doubt, The English Music Festival regrets that tickets and Festival Passes cannot be refunded in the event of force majeure as defined in Paragraph 1.2.1.; neither, under such circumstances, shall it be liable for the reimbursement, either in full or in part, of the costs of travel or accommodation arrangements made by Festival patrons, whether or not tickets or Festival Passes have already been purchased.
The Festival reserves the right to refuse admission of the ticket holder to all Festival concert premises.
Late-comers will only be admitted at a suitable break in the performance.
Photography and the use of any video or audio recording equipment are strictly prohibited.
Tickets are sold subject to the Festival’s right to make any alterations to the artists, programme or any other advertised arrangements.
All tickets and discounts are subject to availability.
Dorchester Abbey is primarily a place of worship. It is not a concert hall, although it provides a wonderful setting for performances. Sound is generally good, but vision is restricted in some areas. Seating is unreserved so it is suggested that you arrive in good time for performances. The Festival cannot guarantee to provide patrons holding tickets with particular seats.
The same comments apply to performances at All Saints’ Church, Sutton Courtenay.
Should the number of those attending any concert exceed the number of seats available at the venue the Festival reserves the right to turn away those without tickets. Seats will however be retained for those holding Festival Passes until ten minutes before the concert is due to start when they may be reallocated.
Ticket orders will be posted by first-class mail within a few working days of the order being processed. Please check your tickets as soon as they arrive.
Tickets ordered after the published closing date for posting will be held at the Box Office for collection.
In order to fulfil its contractual obligations relating to ticket sales, The English Music Festival maintains an electronic database of contact details and ticket information relating to its patrons. This information will not be shared or otherwise distributed without consent. This practice is within the guidelines of the General Data Protection Regulation 2018.
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We are delighted to announce the programme for the 2022 May EMF. This year, the Festival is scheduled to return to Oxfordshire, with events held in the glorious surroundings of Dorchester Abbey as well as at the Silk Hall at Radley College and the historic All Saints’ Church at Sutton Courtenay. The full programme, with details of venues, works and artists, is available on this page. Public booking is now open, with tickets available through our online Box Office and by post.

Booking for the 2022 May Festival is now open to all. We are delighted to offer a discount of 10% on all ticket prices for residents local to Dorchester-on-Thames and these special prices can be accessed by completing the postcode check on the landing page of our online Box Office. Please click here to book your tickets online; we also offer booking by post.

A very warm “thank you” to all who helped with the Christmas Concerts in Corbridge: to the community at St Andrew’s Church for welcoming us to their beautiful building and for making such a wonderful setting available to us; to the artists, for their superbly uplifting performances; to the volunteers who worked so tirelessly to help ensure the smooth running of the event; and, as always, to our audiences, for their heart-warming support and appreciation.

If you would like more details about our Friends’ Scheme, please follow this link to our ‘Friends’ Scheme’ page for a description of the tiers and their benefits, together with information about how to join.