How to book


Tickets for the Charleston Festival Box Office go on sale Monday 25 February at 10am

You can purchase tickets:

  • ONLINE: (from 25 Feb)
  • PHONE:   Festival Box Office: 01323 815150 (Mon to Fri: 10.00-17.00). 
  • IN PERSON: Charleston Shop (Weds to Sun: 10.00-17.00)

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GET PRIORITY BOOKING – 18-22 February 2019

Friends, Patrons and Omega Group members enjoy a week of priority booking before tickets go on sale to the general public. This is your best chance to secure tickets to our most popular Festival events. 

Make sure you purchase or renew your membership by midnight on Wednesday 13 February 2019 to qualify for priority booking. 

Memberships begin at just £50 per year by direct debit.  

Become a Friend today.



Existing members will receive a Festival programme and priority booking form by post around 12 February. Download a PDF of the Priority Booking Form here. Download a Word version of the Priority Booking Form here.

Post or email your completed forms back to us for processing by 12 noon on Friday 22 February

  • POST: Festival Team, Charleston, Firle, East Sussex, BN8 6LL
  • EMAIL:
  • IN PERSON: Charleston office [ring bell], Firle, East Sussex, BN8 6LL [Mon-Fri 10am-5pm]

Our Festival team will start processing transactions from Monday 18 February, so the earlier you submit your priority booking form, the better chance you have securing tickets to your preferred events. 

The Charleston Festival venue is a charming 400 seat marquee. In some cases demand for tickets can exceed the venues seating capacity. We have a very clear procedure in place to make priority booking as fair as possible. More information and our Terms and Conditions can be found under below. 

What's on

Charleston Festival 2019 17 May - 27 May
Charleston Festival 2019

Programme announced February 2019. Join as a Friend for priority booking    

03 JunWorkshop
Colour theory and mixing

Explore colour observation mixing and creating a sense of light in Oils with Tom Benjamin Vanessa More

The Lord Chamberlain's Men 12 JunTheatre
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

An open-air performance of Shakespeare’s enchanting comedy

22 JunFair
Designer & Makers Fair

Beautiful and unique wares from the finest designers and makers in the South.

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