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Monday 14 October – Monday 21 October 2019

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Book tickets



All events must be pre-booked unless otherwise stated, including some free events. Please refer to each event listing to see if booking is required.

You’re welcome to use the computers for free at your local library.

You can print paper tickets yourself through the website, or use the free mobile phone app to show at the event. You’ll get the option when you book.

If you need any help with booking an event please do call into any of your libraries across the borough.

Book online

Festival Box Office

If you can’t book online, you can pay in cash and collect tickets from the festival box office located at Touchstones Rochdale, The Esplanade, Rochdale OL16 1AQ. The box office is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm. There are no booking fees or additional charges.



The festival cannot refund money or exchange tickets, except in the case of a cancelled performance.


Access information

Our intention is to make everything we do accessible to all our audiences. We, therefore, offer a free ticket for support workers/assistants that travel with disabled patrons to ensure they are able to attend.

If you have any special requirements or are a support worker/assistant please call 0300 303 8876 or email library.service@rochdale.gov.uk

All council venues are accessible to disabled people.

Please bring your ticket/s and ensure you arrive on time for each event, as late admittance may not be permitted.



Please arrive in plenty of time. It is not always possible to admit latecomers once an event has started and we reserve the right to refuse admission to any performance until a suitable break.


Other booking information

Programmes and performers may be subject to change.



Planning to stay overnight during your festival visit and looking for local accommodation? Our official festival hotel is The Royal Toby Hotel in Castleton, Rochdale. Bedrooms are available from as little as £55 a night. Book online (external link).