How to book

Priority Booking for Friends of Charleston

Friends can book Festival tickets before they are made available to the general public. This year we will be accepting priority booking requests by post or email only. The deadline for Charleston to receive priority booking requests is Friday 20th February at 12 noon.

Priority Booking Forms Friends will receive a priority booking form along with a copy of the Festival brochure around 9th February.   Priority booking forms will also be available to download for this website

Submitting your request

BY POST:   Priority Booking, Charleston, Firle, East Sussex, BN8 6LL. Ensure that your payment details or cheque are enclosed.

BY EMAIL: Scan your completed form and email it to as a PDF attachment. Please do not include payment details in the body of your email.

What happens if my preferred events are sold out?  On the booking form you can flag your preferred event choices, and your list of alternatives in order of priority . We will assume that, if space is available, you would like to book tickets for all of your ‘preferred’ events. If any of these events are sold out, we will then go to your first alternative and so on. If you only wish to attend a maximum number of events (e.g. 2) then only flag 2 events as your preferred choices, and the rest as alternatives. If these columns are not filled in, we will assume that you wish to purchase tickets for all of the events you have indicated.   Once booked, tickets are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for others.

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