The Three Choirs Festival is a unique, immersive experience – it’s not just about the evening concerts! Events take place throughout the day during festival week: you can start with a guided walk around the historic host city, take in an art exhibition or enjoy a lunchtime recital in a beautiful setting, attend a free cathedral rehearsal, get on a coach for an afternoon concert somewhere in the surrounding countryside and be back in time for evensong or a tea-time talk, listen to an awe-inspiring choral and orchestral performance in a glorious cathedral setting, and finish with jazz and a drink at one of our more informal late night events. With so many different events on offer, the festival can be as much or as little as you want it to be!
The heart of the festival lies in the Festival Village. Open all day and evening, and situated just outside the cathedral, the village is the perfect place to relax, meet with friends and get to know other people who also love the festival. Take advantage of our catering outlets and bar – you can enjoy a free performance on our bandstand while you eat and drink, showcasing the community in each city, as well as visiting the selling exhibitions by local craft guilds. If you would like to get involved as a contributor or bandstand performer, please contact Anna Crosby.
There will also be an in-person ticket office during festival week situated close to the Festival Village, so if you fancy topping up your existing tickets or browsing for souvenirs in our shop, you’ll will be able to do so easily. The ticket office team and our friendly volunteers will be happy to help with any enquiries or needs you may have.
We welcome all visitors to the festival and pride ourselves on being able to assist with access requirements wherever possible, across a wide range of venues in all three festival cities and beyond. Our information on accessibility will be available here shortly and you can find out more information by contacting the ticket office.
We look forward to welcoming you to the festival and hope that you will see for yourself why so many people come back to us year after year.
You might also like to take a look at Hay-on-Wye's official tourist website.