General Booking and Box Office open from Thursday 12th April

General booking opens on 12th April; prior to this, we invite Ryedale Festival Members and Friends to take advantage of their priority booking periods.

Post (can be received anytime, but dealt with according to Priority/General Booking dates):
Ryedale Festival Box Office, Memorial Hall, Potter Hill, Pickering, YO18 8AA

  • 'The Ryedale Festival Booking form is available either in the brochure or on the website.
  • The booking form “Payment Details” section allows for an indication of special requirements. Do append information about these requirements such as the need for wheelchair space or Blue Badge parking.
  • Cheques should be payable to ‘Ryedale Festival’.
  • If acknowledgement is required of your postal booking, please include a SAE.
  • Please be sure to mark your name, address and postcode clearly on all correspondence.

Phone (from 12th April): 01751 475777

  • The phone will operate during the Box Office opening times and from 12th April.
  • When using the phone please mention any special requirements such as the need for wheelchair allocations, disabled parking spaces. Unless these are booked in advance it may be difficult to accommodate them at the concert, though the Site team will always do their best.
  • Payment may be made by Credit/Debit card.

In Person (from 12th April): Ryedale Festival Box Office, Memorial Hall, Potter Hill, Pickering, YO18 8AA (2nd floor of Memorial Hall)

Online (from 12th April):

All the online booking is done through Ticketline and you will be routed automatically to their website to book the tickets.

There are three ways to book online.

  1. By selecting the “Events Available Online” button on the "2018 Summer Summary". This allows you to select a number of concerts from those available for sale online and book them in one block. This option allows you 7 minutes to select the concerts and pay for them. It has the normal standard charge of £2.20.
  2. By selecting the “Online Booking” button against an individual event in the Summary Programme. This will take you through to Tickets. Each individual booking will incur the normal £2.20 charge.
  3. By selecting the “Ticketline” button on the Full event description. Again the normal £2.20 charge will apply.

Email (from 12th April): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please don’t send Credit/Debit card details by email. Email should only be used for booking enquiries.

Under 25s
Under 25s can buy tickets at half price for most concerts as soon as General Booking opens.

A limited number of Ryedale500 tickets at £1 are available for the majority of Festival concerts (See summary and event details).
These are available on a first come, first served basis. Where a ticket for an accompanying adult is required, their ticket will be charged at full price.
Ryedale500 tickets go on sale on Monday 11th June and can be booked by phone only on 01751 475777. Please mention Ryedale 500 at the start of the call.

Box Office Opening Times (from 12th April)

Monday 9.30am to 3.30pm;

Tuesday - Friday 9.30am to 1.30pm;

Saturday 9.30am to 12.00pm.

PRIORITY BOOKING DATES(Priority Booking by post only)

Gold Members: 21st – 27th March

Silver Members: 28th March – 3rd April

Friend Members: 4th – 10th April

General booking information

  • Please note that a £2.20 handling charge applies to all bookings.
  • Credit/Debit card bookings cannot be accepted by email.
  • Please note that there are some venues where the festival does not handle the parking.
  • Membership discounts are not available online.
  • Not all concerts will be available to book online.
  • Online booking starts when the General Box Office opens.
  • Should you have any special requirements please contact the Box Office by Phone.


To become a Festival Gold Member (£250 p.a.), Silver Member (£150 p.a.), Friend (£50 p.a.) or Under 25 Member (free) please add the appropriate amount to your ticket order. Subscriptions run from the 1st January – 31st December. Please contact Membership Secretary, Lorna Vasey, on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or see the website for more details.

Priority Booking Terms

During the priority booking periods, Gold, Silver and Friend Members may purchase up to two tickets per event; Gold members receive a 20% discount, and Silver members a 10% discount, on one ticket per event. There are no discounts for Friends. When booking extra tickets please note these will not be handled until the priority booking periods are complete and only if space allows. If ordering for more than one member please include all names on the form.

Accessibility / Parking

Some of our venues have limited access for wheelchair users and those with restricted mobility. If you have any special requirements, including Blue Badge parking, please inform the Box Office when ordering tickets, or use the Accessibility Requirements section on the Booking Form. Please note there are some venues where Ryedale Festival does not handle the parking.


The Festival cannot accept returns at less than one week’s notice prior to the Festival. The final date for all refunds will be Friday 6th July. Before this date, a refund will be paid (less a 10% handling charge) for any ticket returned and subsequently resold.


Unauthorised photography and recording is not permitted at Ryedale Festival events.

Additional Information

In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the festival reserves the right to change artists, programmes and venues without prior notice. Please note especially that all actors appearing in the festival, especially in Events 28, 31, 36, 43, 46 and 52 are subject to availability.

Please note that many festival venues are not designed as concert halls and some seats may have a restricted view.

Timings of concerts have been scheduled to ensure that audience members can attend both the evening concert and the subsequent late night concert where applicable. However, late night concerts may start slightly later than advertised if the earlier concert overruns.

Doors open approximately 30 minutes before advertised performance times.